Accounting for Liquidating a Partnership

| December 5, 2017

Sand, Mell, and Rand are partners who share incomes and losses in a 1:4:5 ratio. After lengthy disagreements among the partners and several unprofitable periods, the partners decided to liquidate the partnership. Before the liquidation, the partnership balance sheet showed Cash $10,000, total %u201Cother assets,%u201D $106,000; total liabilities, $88,000; Sand, Capital, $1,200; Mell, Capital, $11,700; and Rand, Capital, $15,100. The %u201Cother assets%u201D were sold for $ 85,000.Determine the following:The gain (or loss) realized on the sale of the assets.The balances in the partners%u2019 capital accounts after the distribution of this gain or loss to the capital accounts.Assume that if any capital deficits exist, they are not made up. How much cash will each of the partners receive in the final liquidation?

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