E11-11B (Depreciation—Change in Estimate) Machinery purchased for $100,000 by Deer Co. in 2010 was originally estimated to have a life of 10 years with a salvage value of $20,000 at the end of that time. Depreciation has been entered for 5 years on this basis. In 2015, it is determined that the total estimated life should be 9 years with a salvage value of $6,000 at the end of that time. Assume straight-line depreciation.

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(a) Prepare the entry to correct the prior years’ depreciation, if necessary.

(b) Prepare the entry to record depreciation for 2015.

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