Zenith Corporation acquired 70 percent of Down Corporation’s common stock on December 31, 20X4, for $102,200. The fair value of the noncontrolling interest at that date was determined to be $43,800. Data from the balance sheets of the two companies included the following amounts as of the date of acquisition:

At the date of the business combination, the book values of Down’s assets and liabilities approximated fair value except for inventory, which had a fair value of $81,000, and buildings and equipment, which had a fair value of $185,000. At December 31, 20X4, Zenith reported accounts payable of $12,500 to Down, which reported an equal amount in its accounts receivable.

a. Give the elimination entry or entries needed to prepare a consolidated balance sheet immediately following the business combination.
b. Prepare a consolidated balance sheet worksheet.
c. Prepare a consolidated balance sheet in goodform.

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