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Question of the Day: CPA Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

The metal division of a company generates an operating profit of $10,000 per month. On the final day of year 1, the company officials decide to sell the division which has a book value of $540,000. These officials believe they can sell the division for $570,000 but only after spending $70,000 needed to make the sale. The metal division meets the qualifications to be classified as an asset held for sale. In addition, the division qualifies as a discontinued operation. It is sold for the anticipated amount in February of year 2. Ignoring income taxes, what does the company report at the bottom of its year 1 income statement for the discontinued operation?

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$80,000 profit

$120,000 profit

$50,000 profit

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