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A bond with a face value of $10,000 is issued at a discount of $800 on January 1, 2016. The face rate of interest on the bond is 7%.
REQUIRED: 1. Was the market rate at the time of issuance greater than 7% or less than 7%?
2. If a balance sheet is presented on January 1, 2016, how will the bonds appear on the balance sheet?
3. If a balance sheet is presented on December 31, 2016, will the amount for the bonds be higher or lower than on January 1, 2016?

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