Basic Journal Entries Question: Capital + Fixed Asset Purchase
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Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Time limit: 5 minutes
Prepare the journal entries for the following transactions:
1. The business received 412,000 cash from Mr.Y for investment in a business.
2. The company bought machines for the business in the amount 57,000.
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Note that in some of the comments below, the word "investment/s" was used to describe the first journal entry. This is incorrect. The first transaction is a capital investment, meaning an investment by the owner, and should be described as "capital."
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