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Rectify the given errors which have been detected before preparation of the trial balance.

  1. Sales to Mr. Rs.6,900 posted to his account as Rs.9,600
  2. Credit purchase of machinery worth Rs.45,000 was posted to machinery account as Rs.4,500
  3. Purchase of Rs.3,470 from M.T Agarwal Co. was posted to his account as Rs.4,370
  4. Total of the purchase book was undercast by Rs.740


Asked by Topperlearning User 29th July 2016, 10:20 AM
Answered by Expert
  1. There is an excess debit of Rs.2,700 (Rs.9,600 − Rs.6,900) in Rohan’s A/c. This can be rectified by posting on the credit side by giving the below note:
  2. By excess debit on account of sales rectified Rs.2,700
  3. Machinery A/c is short debited by Rs.40,500. This can be rectified by debiting the account and giving the below note:
  4. To short debit for machinery purchased, now rectified Rs.40,500
  5. Excess credit of Rs.900 (Rs.4,370 − Rs.3,470) was posted to M.T Agarwal Co. A/c. This can be rectified by posting to the debit side with the below note: To excess credit for purchases, now rectified Rs.900
  6. Purchase book was undercast by Rs.740; it means that the purchase A/c is short debit by Rs.740. This can be rectified by debiting the account and giving the below note:
  7. To undercasting of purchase book, now rectified” - Rs.740
Answered by Expert 29th July 2016, 12:20 PM
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