If the analyst uses the units-of-production method, the amortization expense on the patent for…


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A financial analyst is analyzing the amortization of a product patent acquired by MAKETTI S.p.A., an Italian corporation. He gathers the following information about the patent: Acquisition cost €5,800,000 Acquisition date 1 January 2009 Patent expiration date 31 December 2015 Total plant capacity of patented product 40,000 units per year Production of patented product in fiscal year ended 31 December 2009 20,000 units Expected production of patented product during life of the patent 175,000 units If the analyst uses the units-of-production method, the amortization expense on the patent for fiscal year 2009 is closest to: A. €414,286. B. €662,857. C. €828,571.

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