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gorman co had a sheet metal cutter that cost 96 000 on january 1 2012 this old cutte 4274531

Gorman Co. had a sheet metal cutter that cost $96,000 on January 1, 2012. This old cutter had an estimated life of ten years and a salvage value of $16,000. On April 1, 2017, the old cutter is exchanged for a new cutter with a market value of $48,000. The exchange lacked commercial substance. Gorman also received $12,000 cash. Assume that the last fiscal period ended on December 31, 2016, and that straight-line depreciation is used.

(a) Show the calculation of the amount of the gain or loss to be recognized by Gorman Co.

(b) Prepare all entries that are necessary on April 1, 2017.

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