Calculate the resulting depreciation expense

Limestone Construction purchased a concrete mixer on July 15, 2011. Company officials revealed the following information regarding this asset and its acquisition:Purchase price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $210,000Residual value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000Estimated useful life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 yearsEstimated service hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,000Estimated production in units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375,000 yardsThe concrete mixer was operated by construction crews in 2011 for a total of 6,500 hours, and it produced 49,500 yards of concrete.It is company policy to take a half-year’s depreciation on all assets for which it used the straight-line or double-declining-balance depreciation method in the year of purchase.

Calculate the resulting depreciation expense for 2011 under each of the following methods, and specify which method allows the greatest depreciation expense. 1. Double-declining-balance2. Productive-output3. Service-hours4. Straight-line

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