This exercise will provide an illustration of the computations for depreciation of partial periods using two common methods. Scanlan Company purchased a new plant asset on April 1, 2014, at a cost of $690,000. It was estimated to have a service life of 20 years and a salvage value of $60,000. Scanlan”s accounting period is the calendar year. Instructions Compute the amount of depreciation for this asset for 2014 and 2015 using the straight-line method. Compute the amount of depreciation for this asset for 2014 and 2015 using the double-declining-balance method. Briefly define depreciation as the term is used in accounting.