Davidson, Inc. owns 70 percent of the outstanding voting stock of Ernest Company. On January 2, 2009, Davidson sold 8 percent bonds payable with a $5,000,000 face value maturing January 2, 2029 at a p

Davidson, Inc. owns 70 percent of the outstanding voting stock of Ernest Company. On January 2, 2009, Davidson sold 8 percent bonds payable with a $5,000,000 face value maturing January 2, 2029 at a premium of $400,000. On January 1, 2011, Ernest acquired 30 percent of these same bonds on the open market at 97.6. Both companies use the straight-line method of amortization. What adjustment should be made to Davidson’s 2012 beginning Retained Earnings as a result of this bond acquisition?

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