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# Explain how straight- line depreciation is computed.

Explain how straight- line depreciation is computed.

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1. Straight line depreciation:

Under the straight-line method of depreciation, recognize depreciation expense evenly With Constant Amount over the estimated useful life of an asset.

The straight-line depreciation calculation steps are:

Step 1: Calculate the initial cost of the asset that has been recognized as a fixed asset.

Step 2: Subtract the estimated salvage value (or)Residual value of the asset from cost of the Asset

Step 3: Identify the estimated useful life of the asset.

(Simply use a standard useful life for each class of assets.)

Step 4 : Divide the estimated useful life (in years) into 1 to arrive at the straight-line depreciation rate. i.e(1/Estimated useful life)

Step 5 : Multiply the depreciation rate by the asset cost (less salvage value).

Above steps simply be like under :

(Cost of the Asset – Salvage value)/ Estimated useful life of the Asset

(OR)

(Cost of the Asset – salvage Value)*Rate of Depreciation under SLM

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