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A business  buys a Van for £25000 and expect to have a useful economic life of 5yrs. It is depreciated at 50% reducing balance method and then sold for £6000 after 3yrs. Can someone please help me undertand how to 'Calculate the total accumulated depreciation figure on the above question at the end of the 3yrs please. The answer to that question says £21875 but I am struggling to get my head round it as to how this figure ia arrived at. Benjamin Asare


Started by Benjamin Asare in AAT Level 3 . Last reply by Christopher James Jan 15 2016 9:01AM

Past Exam - December 2014

Hi, I'm currently revising using the December 2014 past exam and am a bit confused with the answer to Q2 Glam Co in section B. The answers state that when calculating the TPAR for treatments you should use the total bottleneck hours of 7,200, this gives the 'Total salon costs per bottleneck hour' of £42.56 for treatments (the same as for cuts.) I'm confused as the 7,200 is the amount from part a of the question, for the senior stylists capacity for cuts, the capacity for treatments was 4,800 so I thought that this would be the amount of hours used to calculate the TPAR for treatments.  Giving a Total salon costs for bottleneck hour for treatments of £63.83. Can anyone  please clarify why the 7,200 is used for both TPAR calculations please? Many thanks, Gina


Started by Gina Spencer in ACCA F5 . Last reply by Gina Spencer Nov 28 2015 5:06PM

Where can I buy extra past papers?

I live in the United States and so the exam kit will not arrive in time. I have done the past papers available on the ACCA website but would like some more for practise...any help?     


Started by Chloe Brown in ACCA F6 . Last reply by Chloe Brown Nov 26 2015 8:18PM

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