Waylander Coatings Company purchased waterproofing equipment on January 6, 2015,

Waylander Coatings Company purchased waterproofing equipment on January 6, 2015, for $320,000. The equipment was expected to have a useful life of four years, or 20,000 operating hours, and a residual value of $35,000. The equipment was used for 7,200 hours during 2015, 6,400 hours in 2016, 4,400 hours in 2017, and 2,000 hours in 2018.


Instructions:

1. Determine the amount of depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, by (a) the straight-line method, (b) the units-of-output method, and (c) the double-declining-balance method. Also determine the total depreciation expense for the four years by each method. The following columnar headings are suggested for recording the depreciation expense amounts:

Waylander Coatings Company purchased waterproofing equipment on January 6, 2015,

2. What method yields the highest depreciation expense for 2015?
3. What method yields the most depreciation over the four-year life of the equipment?

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