Accounting problems

Problem 9-2A 
Compare Three Depreciation Methods

Breyer Company purchased packaging equipment on January 3, 2010, for $101,250. The equipment was expected to have a useful life of three years, or 25,000 operating hours, and a residual value of $7,500. The equipment was used for 9,500 hours during 2010, 8,400 hours in 2011, and 7,100 hours in 2012.


1.  Determine the amount of depreciation expense for the years ended December 31, 2010, 2011, and 2012, by the Straight-Line Method, the Units-of-Production Method, and the Double-Declining-Balance Method. Also determine the total depreciation expense for the three years by each method.

Depreciation Expense


Straight-Line Method

Units-of-Production Method

Double-Declining-Balance Method
























Total stockholders’ equity




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