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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
Found in: Page 118

Short Answer

In 35 words or fewer, explain the difference between a debit and a credit, and explain what the normal balance of the six account types is.

The debit is the left side of the t-accounts, and the credit is the right side of the t-accounts. The normal balance of assets, expenses, and dividends is debit, while the normal balance of liabilities, revenue, and common stock is credit.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: Difference between the debit and credit

The major difference between debit and credit is that the debit is the left side of the t-accounts and the credit is the right side of the t-accounts of the business.

Step 2: Normal balance of various accounts

S No.

Account Type

Normal Balance

















Common Stock


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