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At the end of 20-3 Martel Co had $410000 in Accounts Receivable and a credit balance of $300 in Allowance for Bad Debts Martel has now been in business for three years and wants to base its

At the end of 20-3, Martel Co. had $410,000 in Accounts Receivable and a credit balance of $300 in Allowance for Bad Debts. Martel has now been in business for three years and wants to base its estimate of uncollectible accounts on its own experience.
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Assume that Martel Co.’s adjusting entry for bad debt expense on December 31, 20-2, was a debit to Bad Debt Expense and a credit to Allowance for Bad Debts of $25,000.
(a) Estimate Martel’s uncollectible accounts percentage based on its actual bad debt experience during the past two years.
(b) Prepare the adjusting entry on December 31, 20-3, for Martel Co.’s bad debt expense.

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