Brainiac Company purchased a delivery truck for $30,000 on January 1, 2011. The truck has an expected salvage value of $2,000 and is expected to be driven 100,000 miles over its estimated useful life of 8 years. Actual miles driven were 15,000 in 2011 and 12,000 in 2012.


(a) Compute depreciation expense for 2011 and 2012 using (1) the straight-line method, (2) the units-of-activity method, and (3) the double-declining balance method.

(b) Assume that Brainiac uses the straight-line method.

      (1) Prepare the journal entry to record 2011 depreciation.

      (2) Show how the truck would be reported in the December 31, 2011, balance sheet.

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