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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Short Answer

Analyzing, journalizing, and reporting bond transactions

Danny’s Hamburgers issued 6%, 10-year bonds payable at 90 on December 31, 2018.

At December 31, 2020, Danny reported the bonds payable as follows:

Long-term Liabilities:

Bonds Payable $ 600,000

Less: Discount on Bonds Payable (48,000) $ 552,000

Danny’s pays semiannual interest each June 30 and December 31.


1. Answer the following questions about Danny’s bonds payable:

a. What is the maturity value of the bonds?

b. What is the carrying amount of the bonds at December 31, 2020?

c. What is the semiannual cash interest payment on the bonds?

d. How much interest expense should the company record each year?

2. Record the June 30, 2020, semiannual interest payment and amortization of


  1. (a) $600,000(b) $552,000(c) $18,000(d) $21,000
  2. Interest expenses debited by $21,000. The cash and discount on bonds payable credited by $18,000 and $3,000.

The semi-annual interest expense is $18,000.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Maturity value of the bonds 1(a)

The maturity value of the bonds is $600,000.

Step 2: Carrying amount of the bonds 1(b)

The carrying amount of the bonds is $552,000.

Step 3: Semi-annual interest payment 1(c)

Step 4: Interest expense record each year 1(d)

The company has to record $21,000 as an interest expense.

Step 5: Entry for the payment of interest (2)


Accounts and Explanation



June 30, 2020

Interest Expense


Discount on Bonds Payable




(To record the payment of interest)

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