What are the implications of other natio

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What are the implications of other nations acquiring a large amount of U.S. Treasury bills on the U.S. exchange rates? If China did this would it increase their military position in Asia? If you were in Congress, how would you negotiate trade agreements to mitigate against adverse consequences? Review your text and other sources and provide a 200 word answer

Borrowing in the form of debt is riskier than borrowing in the form of equity. Explain why this is true. Post to the discussion board your 200 word answer focusing on selecting and organizing your most relevant comments in a coherent fashion

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Saint HRM498 module 5 discussion

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Discuss the compensation philosophies and approaches that have been used at any one organization where you have worked (no need to name the organization, though you should discuss the nature of the product or service provided).Answer the following questions related to that system:
Were they market based, or internal equity based?
Were they competency-based to help you grow and develop? Based on the use of some formal job evaluation system?
Was there a team performance component included?
How were base salaries typically set?
Was it a performance based system? Based on seniority? Based on across the board increases for everyone? Based on cost-of-living increases only? Based on lump-sum approaches or a bonus?
Did it include a variable pay component (incentive system)? A piece rate system? A profit sharing a stock ownership component?
Were supervisor ratings used or peer and/or self-appraisals? Were 360-degree approaches used? Or was the system based on a combination of some of these factors?
How were executives paid? Were their total packages based on salaries, bonuses, long-term performance-based incentives, or other benefits and perks such as a “Golden Parachute”)?
Finally, what were the consequences of these philosophies and approaches? Do you think they helped the organization complete its strategic objectives or not? Were they consistent with Saint Leo’s Core Values?
Your initial response should not consist solely of opinion statements, but be supported by factual information. As references, you may use your textbook or other articles and resources. Remember to use APA format for in-text reference citations.

In your responses to classmates, you may discuss what you learned from their posts, what surprised you about their posts, and/or how their posts relate to things that you have read about or experienced in your own life.

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Saint HRM498 midterm exam

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HRA498 – Midterm Essay

Compose a 3-5 page essay response to the following question:

How do the products (or concepts) of the different areas of human resources (strategic HR management, equal employment opportunity, staffing, talent management, total rewards and compensation, risk management and worker protection, employee and labor relations activities) support and integrate with each other? Provide examples in your answer.

This paper may include some of your own opinions on this subject matter, though you are encouraged to use additional references where appropriate. Remember to use APA format for in-text reference citations and bibliographical references.

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BUS 515 Exam Multiple Choice Questions

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Three prisoners, named Al, Bob and Chuck, are informed

11/19/2012

• Instructions:

1. Give answers up to two decimal points only.

Question 1

Consider a packaged milk products supply chain. A lumber company provides wood to a paper mill, who supplies cardboard to a container manufacturer, who supplies containers to the milk products manufacturer. The lumber company is:

Answer

a tier one supplier.

a tier two supplier.

a tier three supplier.

a tier four supplier.

not in the supply chain.

Question 2

Which term refers to inaccurate or distorted demand information created in the supply chain?

Answer

Battle axe effect

Cobra effect

Bullwhip effect

Lasso effect

Whirlpool effect

Question 3

Which of the following is not one of the four major causes of the bullwhip effect?

Answer

Demand forecast updating

Order batching

Price fluctuations

The business cycle

Rationing and shortage gaming

Question 4

When do rationing and shortage gaming occur?

Answer

Supply exceeds demand.

Demand exceeds supply.

Government contracts are awarded.

Transportation workers go on strike.

Marginal revenue exceeds marginal cost.

Question 5

Online retailing, or B2C, has shifted:

Answer

the cost of doing business.

the power from the suppliers to the consumers.

the way the internet works.

internal corporate power to the IT department.

corporate funding levels to the IT department.

Question 6

What refers to owning or controlling sources of raw materials and components?

Answer

Backward integration

Horizontal integration

Encapsulating integration

Forward integration

Subsuming integration

Question 7

According to several studies, what are the three most important criteria for selecting suppliers?

Answer

Price, quality, fast delivery

Quality, fast delivery, on-time delivery

Price, flexibility, on-time delivery

Quality, flexibility, fast delivery

Price, quality, on-time delivery

Question 8

Early supplier involvement refers to the involvement of critical suppliers for what?

Answer

Strategic planning

Assembly line design

Speedy delivery planning

Selection of new suppliers

New product design

Question 9

What is the process whereby shipments are transferred directly from inbound trailers to outbound trailers?

Answer

crossdocking

directdocking

nodocking

simuldocking

transferdocking

Question 10

Benetton is well known for the practice of assembling all white sweaters and waiting to dye them much closer to the time of sale. This is an example of what?

Answer

Stupidity

Postponement

Fractionalization

Partitioning

Genericness

Question 11

Supply chain velocity refers to

Answer

how fast the transportation vendor is

how fast the company pays the supply chain vendors

how fast the purchasing department responds to a request

the speed at which a product moves through a pipeline from the manufacturer to the customer

the speed at which the warehouse is able to crossdock a shipment

Question 12

Which of the following is not a typical result of the bullwhip effect?

Answer

Absenteeism

Lost revenues

Ineffective transportation use

Poor customer service levels

Misused manufacturing capacity

Question 13

Which of the following is not a remedy for the bullwhip effect?

Answer

Allocate units based on past demand

Price stabilization

Fill orders based on a set percentage

Eliminate order batching

Information sharing

Question 14

Which of the following is NOT a positive attribute of Multiple Suppliers?

Answer

provides a greater flexibility of volume

eliminates a supplier’s dependence on the purchaser

probability of assured supply is better

deliveries can be schedule more easily

allows for testing of new suppliers without jeopardizing the flow of materials

Question 15

Companies want a supply chain that makes it possible to:

Answer

manage all suppliers’ development costs.

manage and adapt to all of the business dynamics.

manage distribution display.

manage distribution outlet retail prices.

manage customer demands.

Question 16

Will’s omelet factory produces 2,500 omelets a day. They’ve determined that their daily fixed costs are $4,000 with a variable cost of fifteen cents per omelet. What should Will charge for each omelet to make a 10% profit, rounded to the next whole dollar?

Answer

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

1.00

Logo, Inc., can transport its own goods for a $140,000 annual cost and $25 per unit. A logistics supplier offers a contract for a ,000 annual cost at $30 per unit. What is the indifference point?

Answer

8000

7000

6000

5000

Question 18

Simuelson Industries can produce its own motors for a $60,000 fixed monthly cost and a $50 variable cost per unit. Alternatively, Simuelson Industries can purchase the motors from an outside supplier for $50,000 per month and $58 per unit. What option should be chosen if monthly demand is 1200 units?

Answer

in-house production

outsourcing

Question 19

Yannis Corporation is trying to decide whether to produce its own subassemblies or outsource them. In-house production costs would include an annual fixed cost of $250,000, materials costs per unit of $7, and labor costs per unit of $5. Teshtown, Inc. has agreed to provide the subassemblies for an annual cost of $400,000 and a unit cost of $8 per subassembly. Over what ranges of demand is outsourcing best option?

Answer

Less than 37500

Greater than or equal to 37500

Can not be determined

Question 20

Big Oil Refinery is losing money every month. They cannot shut down the refinery. What quantity (in gallons) of product should they make in an effort to break even? Their primary product sale price is $1.50 per gallon. The production fixed cost is $36,000/day. The variable cost per gallon is $1.30.

Answer

36,000

18,000

180,000

30,000

Question 21

Twenty samples of n = 200 were taken by an operator at a workstation in a production process. The number of defective items in each sample was recorded as given in the following table. Management wants to develop a p-chart. The desired confidence level is 80.0 percent. What is the upper control limit?

Sample Number of Defectives Sample Number of Defectives

1 12 11 16

2 18 12 15

3 10 13 13

4 15 14 16

5 16 15 18

6 19 16 17

7 17 17 18

8 12 18 20

9 11 19 21

10 14 20 22

Answer

close to 0.08

close to 0.019

close to 1.28

close 0.105

close to 0.8

Question 22

Cans of soup are supposed to weigh exactly 16 oz. Inspectors want to develop process control charts. They take eight samples of five boxes and weigh them. They obtain the following data. What is the upper control limit for the x-bar chart?

Sample Mean Range

1 15.2 1.8

2 14.6 0.7

3 16.5 0.5

4 18.1 0.4

5 13.2 0.2

6 16.0 0.4

7 15.9 0.5

8 14.8 0.9

Answer

close to 15.79

close to 15.93

close to 15.54

close to 15.82

Question 23

Cans of soup are supposed to weigh exactly 16 oz. Inspectors want to develop process control charts. They take eight samples of five boxes and weigh them. They obtain the following data. What is the upper control limit for the R chart?

Sample Mean Range

1 15.2 1.8

2 14.6 0.7

3 16.5 0.5

4 18.1 0.4

5 13.2 0.2

6 16.0 0.4

7 15.9 0.5

8 14.8 0.9

Answer

close to 1.42

close to 0.78

close to 1.12

close to 0.82

Question 24

Cans of soup are supposed to weigh exactly 16 oz. Inspectors want to develop process control charts. They take eight samples of five boxes and weigh them. They obtain the following data. Is the process in a state of control?

Sample Mean Range

1 15.2 1.8

2 14.6 0.7

3 16.5 0.5

4 18.1 0.4

5 13.2 0.2

6 16.0 0.4

7 15.9 0.5

8 14.8 0.9

Answer

yes (in control)

no (not in control)

Question 25

Eight samples of n = 50 were taken by an operator at a workstation in a production process. The number of defective items in each sample was recorded as follows. Is the process in a state of control? Assume z =3.

Sample Number of Defectives

1 10

2 0

3 12

4 8

5 10

6 16

7 14

8 10

Answer

yes (in control)

no (out of control)

Question 26

Cholesterol Palace is a fast-food restaurant. Management was concerned with errors in filling orders at its drive-up window. It hired several undercover quality inspectors to randomly place 100 orders while the process seemed to be in control. The completed orders were then checked for accuracy. What is the average number of defects per order based on these data?

Defect Frequency

Incomplete, shorter order 12

Unordered items dispensed 2

Wrong product dispensed 14

Wrong toppings 14

Wrong size drink 2

Drink lid not sealed 17

No drinking straw with soft drink order 0

No napkins 18

Far too many condiment packets 65

No salt with sandwich or fries order 10

Wrong change 3

Other 12

Answer

close to 1.69

close to 169

close to 0.59

close to 2.00

Question 27

Cholesterol Palace is a fast-food restaurant. Management was concerned with errors in filling orders at its drive-up window. It hired several undercover quality inspectors to randomly place 100 orders while the process seemed to be in control. The completed orders were then checked for accuracy. What is the lower control limit for a c-chart. Use z =3.

Defect Frequency

Incomplete, shorter order 12

Unordered items dispensed 2

Wrong product dispensed 14

Wrong toppings 14

Wrong size drink 2

Drink lid not sealed 17

No drinking straw with soft drink order 0

No napkins 18

Far too many condiment packets 65

No salt with sandwich or fries order 10

Wrong change 3

Other 12

Answer

close to -2.21

close to 1.3

close to 3.0

zero (0)

close to 1.69

Question 28

Cholesterol Palace is a fast-food restaurant. Management was concerned with errors in filling orders at its drive-up window. It hired several undercover quality inspectors to randomly place 100 orders while the process seemed to be in control. The completed orders were then checked for accuracy.

Defect Frequency

Incomplete, shorter order 12

Unordered items dispensed 2

Wrong product dispensed 14

Wrong toppings 14

Wrong size drink 2

Drink lid not sealed 17

No drinking straw with soft drink order 0

No napkins 18

Far too many condiment packets 65

No salt with sandwich or fries order 10

Wrong change 3

Other 12

A quality inspector just used the drive-up window and now checks her order. Her cheeseburger has mustard on it although she ordered it without ketchup or mustard. Three handfuls of ketchup and mustard packets (far too many) are in the sack, but no napkins. And hot coffee has spilled because the lid wasn’t properly sealed. Is the drive-up process in control?

Answer

yes (in control)

no (not in control)

Question 29

In a single sampling plan the sample size n =5. The submitted lot has on an average 25% defective items. Three acceptance numbers ( c = 0, c =1, and c=2) are being negotiated between the manufacturer and the buyer. Which acceptance number is most desirable from the manufacturer’s viewpoint. You may use the following OC curve to find the answer.

Answer

c = 0

c = 1

c = 2

Question 30

In a double sampling plan the two acceptance numbers are: c1 = 8 and c2 = 12. The number of defectives found in the first sample is 9. Therefore, a second sample is taken. What is the maximum number of defectives allowed in the second sample for the lot to be accepted?

Answer

0

1

2

3

4

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An engineer who works for a company that produces equipment for the food-processing

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Question 2: An engineer who works for a company that produces equipment for the food-processing industry has been asked to consider the development of a new type of processor and to make a recommendation to the company’s board. Two alternative power sources could be used for the processor, namely gas and electricity, but for technical reasons each power source would require a fundamentally different design. Resource constraints mean that the company will only be able to pursue one of the designs and, because the processor would be more advanced than others that have been developed, it is by no means certain that either design would be a success. The engineer estimates that there is a 80% chance the electricity-powered design would be successful and only a 60% chance that the gas-powered design would be successful. If either design fails, then the company would still consider modifying the design, although this would involve more involvement and would still not guarantee success.

If the electric-powered design is selected and it’s a success, then the company is estimated to earn $12 million. If the electrical design fails, the engineer estimates that the probability that it could be successfully modified is only 40%. If the modification is a success, then the company will earn $7 million. However, if it’s a failure, then the firm will lose $8 million. On the other hand, if the electrical design is not a success and the company decides to abandon the project, then this will cost the company $4 million.

If the gas-powered design is selected and it’s a success, then the company is estimated to earn $16 million. If the gas design fails, the engineer estimates that the probability that it could be successfully modified is 75%. If the modification is a success, then the company will earn $11 million. However, if it’s a failure, then the firm will lose $12 million. On the other hand, if the gas design is not a success and the company decides to abandon the project, then this will cost the company $8 million.

a) Draw a complete decision tree for this problem. Clearly present the decision and event nodes, the associated probabilities, and the payoffs.

b) What should the management do to achieve the highest expected payoff?

2. (Chapter 2) Read and watch the video case “Project Management at the Phoenician” on page 86 of the textbook and answer the following questions.

a) Construct a network diagram for the spa selection process.

b) How soon can The Phoenician management make a decision on the spa?

c) Calculate the slack for each activity. Why is it important for a project manager to identify slack of activities?

d) Many times, project decision makers do not rely solely on financial hurdles, such as return on investment or internal rates of return, but place a lot of emphasis on intangible factors. Which are the salient intangible factors associated with selecting one of the three options for the spa?

3. (Chapter 3) A department store chain is designing a layout for a new store. The store manager wants to provide as much convenience as possible for her customers. Based on historical data, the number of trips between departments per hour is given in the following closeness matrix. A block plan showing a preliminary layout is also shown.

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Customer travel between departments is restricted to the aisles shown in the block plan as dotted lines.

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a) Calculate the weighted-distance score for the given layout (assume 20 feet distance between adjacent store).

b) Use trial and error to find a better layout. How much better is your layout than the current layout in terms of weighted-distance score?

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BUSN MCQs and Short Question Answer

Question
Question 1

1.

You are planning to use a one-quarter page bar chart in your business report. You should place it:

Answer

on the left facing page, opposite the text discussion.

on the page following the discussion.

on the page preceding the discussion.

on the same page as the text to which it is related.

in the appendix.

Question 2

1.

The best of the following places for defining some technical words to be used in a report is in the:

Answer

introduction.

index.

appendix.

section summaries.

executive summary.

Question 3

1.

The contents of the appendix section of a report may best be described best as:

Answer

a summary of findings and conclusions.

a list of secondary sources.

supplementary supporting information.

a guide to the contents of the report.

illustrations directly supporting the text of the report.

Question 4

1.

A writer decides to include some of her or his working papers and summary tables in the report. The best place for them is probably in:

Answer

the text, near this discussion.

a special section of the report text.

the introduction.

the appendix.

the preface.

Question 5

1.

Mark the most appropriate beginning subject matter for a letter of transmittal.

Answer

statement of the conclusion of the report

statement of the recommendation of the report

friendly expression of gratitude

presentation of the report

identification of the subject matter involved

Question 6

1.

Your report has seven tables, one diagram, two charts and three maps. Which of the following numbering schemes should you select?

Answer

Table I. . . Table VII; Chart 1, Chart 2; Diagram 1; Map 1. . . Map 3.

Table I. . . Table VII; Figure 1. . . Figure 6.

Figure 1. . . Figure 13.

Table I. . . Table VII; Chart 1; Chart 2; Map 1. . . Map 3.

Table I. . . Table VII; Chart 1. . . Chart 6.

Question 7

1.

In the preview section of the introduction, the report writer:

Answer

summarizes conclusions.

tells how the report will be presented.

summarizes conclusions and analyses.

summarizes conclusions, facts, and analyses.

introduces the report.

Question 8

1.

So far in your business report you have used two line charts, one pie chart, and one map. For your next illustration, you should include:

Answer

another map.

another pie chart.

a component bar chart.

a table.

whatever best presents the data, regardless of what other graphics have been used.

Question 9

1.

In very formal reports written for a group of readers, the work done by a letter of transmittal may be done by the:

Answer

letter of authorization.

acknowledgments.

preview.

executive summary.

preface.

Question 10

1.

Mark the best of these charts for comparing sales for 2007 and 2008 of Company A’s seven U.S. sales districts.

Answer

pie chart

bilateral bar chart

stacked bar chart

line charts

statistical map

Question 11

1. Describe the techniques employed when showing quantitative differences between Bar and Pie Charts. (200 words or more with APA Citation)

Question 12

1. A vital part of almost every report contains statements concerning its problem. Evaluate and explain the significance of report problems whose introductions could require coverage of methods of collecting data, historical background, and limitations (200 words or more with APA Citation)

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Exam Questions- 1. Choose a country case study of either a) genocide or b) famine…..

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Exam Questions(Please answer all questions)

1. Choose a country case study of either a) genocide or b) famine. Write a policy paper outlining what (if any) interventions the international community should take. Explain and justify your recommendations drawing on theory and arguments from the course readings.

2. “Over the past 50 years, foreign development assistance by Northern countries has been largely self-interested and ineffective”. Write an essay in favor or against this statement using course readings and notes.

3. In your opinion, what are the two most serious issues faced by women on a global scale? Discuss the root causes of these problems and why they must be addressed to achieve development.

4. You want to organize a social movement to address an environmental movement of your choice (focus on one issue). Discuss the strategies and tactics your grassroots movement would take. Locate your recommendations in the larger framework of market-based, livelihood, and/or ecocentric approaches to sustainability.

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REFLECTION ASSIGNMENT

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Course Text: Kirby, G., & Goodpaster, J. (2007). Thinking (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4
Course Text: Weston, A. (2009). A rulebook for arguments (4th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company.
Chapter 1 “Short Arguments”
Write a Reflection assignment which summarizes what you learned from the readings, research, and Discussion activities. Your Reflection Summary should include a section on your course goals.
Please follow this guidelines to do this assignment.

You will begin your reflection with opening comments (approximately 25 – 50 words). Then, you will answer the questions presented in the following four sections. As a guide to answering the questions, for maximum credit, the response to the first three sections should be 50 to 100 words per section and section four should be 100 to 150 words. Don’t just answer the individual questions in each section but construct a well thought out paragraph that covers the issues raised in the questions. For Week 1 include your course goals in the Opening / Introductory section.

Opening / Introductory Comments: Comment on the learning you have experienced this week and any insights you have formed. You will expand on your thoughts in the sections below. (25-50 word introduction) Again, for Week 1, include your personal and professional course goals and objectives in this section. This will add approximately 50 words to this section.

1. The Reading Assignment (50 to 100 words): What comments do you have regarding the reading assignment? Did you make any new observations or insights? In what ways did they benefit you now, or how might they benefit you in the future? Can you relate the material to any of your experiences? For maximum credit, list specific examples from the resources.

2. Discussion Questions and Class Discussion (50 to 100 words): What comments do you have concerning the Discussion Question? What did you gain from the class discussion? How did the discussion relate to the readings? You do not have to comment on all of them are retype them. For maximum credit, use specific examples.

3. Assignments (50 to 100 words): What did you gain from your individual assignment this week? How will you be able to apply the lessons learned from the assignment, either now or in the future? Discuss the activities in your team this week. Assignments consist of any written assignments and exams.

4. Application and Conclusion (100 to 150 words): Overall, how will you be able to apply the material covered this week? What benefits have you derived from the week’s activities? Make any concluding remarks you have concerning the week’s activities? For maximum credit you should analytical and critically summarize the contents from your the previous sections. How does it all ‘fit together? For maximum credit, give specific examples.

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Black Cat Bakery_ JOURNAL to BALANCE SHEET PROJECT

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ACCT 201, Test 2

Name: ____________________ Due: Monday, 2/9 100 Points Description:

Mr. Robie, a Pastry Chef extraordinaire, buys an existing bakery, The Flour Children Bakery. Mr. Robie renames the bakery, the “Black Cat Bakery”. Below please find the Chart of Accounts, and the first month’s transactions.

Chart of Accounts Title Account Number Assets Cash 101 Supplies 103 Prepaid Rent 104 Prepaid Insurance 105 Bakery Equipment 115 Accumulated Depreciation, Bakery Equipment 116 Bakery Display & Furnishing 117 Store Equipment 118 Delivery Van 119 Accumulated Depreciation, Delivery Van 120 Liabilities Accounts Payable 211 Equity Common Stock 311 Dividends 312 Retained Earnings 313 Revenue Income from Bakery 411 Expenses Depreciation Expense, BE 501 Depreciation Expense, DV 502 Rent Expense 503 Insurance Expense 504 Wages Expense 511 Utilities Expense 512 Advertising Expense 513 Miscellaneous Expense 520 1 of 2First Month’s Transactions Month Date Activity January 15 Mr. Robie deposited $150,000 as the Black Cat Bakery. 15 Bought the assets of The Flour Children Bakery for a total price of $60,000. The assets included: • Supplies = $5,000 • Bakery Equipment = $35,000 • Bakery display and furnishings = $20,000 15 Prepaid 1-1/2 months rent on, $1,500 x 1.5 = $ 15 Bought store equipment on account, $10,000 15 Purchased 2-1/2 months of insurance for $2,500 15 Bought store equipment on account, $10,000 15 Bought delivery van with cash, $50,000 20 Grand Opening Celebration: $3,700 • Advertising, $500 • Decorations, $200 (use Miscellaneous Expenses) • Food and Beverages, $3,000 (use Miscellaneous Expenses) 22 Deposited, $5,072 from Bakery Sales 29 Deposited, $8,212 from Bakery Sales 31 Paid monthly utility bill, $180 31 Wages paid for week of 1/17 – 1/30, $1,200 31 Paid $400 in dividends Adjustment information: • Truck Depreciation: ($50,000 – $5,000)/6 = $45,000/6 = $7,500/year = $625/month = $313 for ½ month. • Bakery Equipment: $35,000/5 = $7000/year = $583.33/month = $292 for ½ month • Insurance Expired = $2,500/2.5 = $1,000 for ½ month • Prepaid Rent = 2,250/1.5 = $1,500/month, $750 for ½ month of January Instructions: 1. Journalize the transactions for January. 2. Prepare a Trial Balance 3. Journalize the adjusting entries as of January 31 4. Prepare an Adjusted Trial Balance 5. Prepare Financial Statements: Income Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, Balance Sheet 6. Prepare closing transactions, and produce a Post-Closing Trial Balance 2 of 2

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