Each of the statements appearing below is descriptive of one or more of the following depreciation methods. Make a list numbered 1 – 5 and place the Roman Numeral(s) belonging to the method(s) to which the statement best applies. A method could be used once, more than once or not at all.
_____ 1. The depreciation charged by this method decreases by the same amount each year.
_____ 2. This method is used if each part of a plant asset is significant to the asset’s total cost.
_____ 3. The method allocates larger shares of the cost of a plant asset to expense during the years in which the greatest use is made of the asset.
_____ 4. The method always allocates larger shares of the cost of a plant asset to expense during the earlier years of its life.
_____ 5. Once the depreciable base, residual value, and life of a plant asset are determined, the annual charges to operations under this method will be the same.