Basic Accounting Equation Question

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accounting equation Assets = Owner's Equity + LiabilitiesLynn Shackelford is the owner and operator of Galaxy LLC, a motivational consulting business.

At the end of its accounting period, December 31, 2023, Galaxy has assets of $823,000 and liabilities of $198,000.

Using the accounting equation, determine the following amounts:

Owner's equity, as of December 31, 2024, assuming that assets increased by $156,000 and liabilities increased by $48,000 during 2024.


The accounting equation is:


So, for the year ended 2024:

Assets = $823,000 + $156,000 = $979,000 (1)
Liabilities = $198,000 + $48,000 = $246,000 (2)

Owner’s Equity = Assets - Liabilities
Owner’s Equity = $979,000 - $246,000
Owner’s Equity = $733,000

The Owner’s Equity as of December 31, 2024 is $733,000 (3)

accounting equation table fill in assets liabilities owners equity

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