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Imagine you are the accounting manager for a manufacturing company’s fixed assets department. The CFO is assessing the benefits of acquiring a new John Deere Tractor and Elite Combine and disposing of similar used equipment. The CFO has asked you to do the following:

  • Explain the effect of each transaction on the financial statements.
  • Explain how the substance and asset and/or monetary exchange affects the reporting of the transaction and the financial statements.

Be sure to elaborate on your thinking and provide examples.