Transaction Analysis: Fill In the Blanks

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

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Updated on March 26, 2023

1. John starts business with $100,000 in cash. John's capital account will be .

2. John purchases supplies for $500 in cash. The supplies account will be .

3. John purchases merchandise for $5,000 on account. The account will be credited.

4. Merchandise are sold to a customer on account. The sales account will be .

5. $4,800 in cash is paid to a creditor and a cash discount of $200 is received. The accounts payable account will be debited by .

6. $800 in cash is paid to a worker as their monthly salary. The account to be debited is .

7. Supplies costing $100 are used during the month. The account will be debited and the supplies account will be credited.

8. Accounts in which transactions relating to individuals or organizations are recorded are known as .

9. The account is debited when owner of the business withdraws cash or another asset for their personal use.

10. Classification of accounts as real, nominal, and personal accounts is known as the .

11. Classification of accounts as assets, liabilities, capital, revenues, and expenses is known as the .

12. accounts are temporary accounts and are closed at the end of the accounting period.

13. A process that involves finding the names and nature of accounts in a transaction and applying the rules of debit and credit on those accounts is known as .

14. When revenue/income is earned, its account is .

15. are also known as balance sheet accounts.

16. When an expense is incurred, its account is .

17. An increase in liability is .

18. An increase in assets is .

19. A decrease in liability is .

20. A decrease in assets is .

21. Under the double-entry system of bookkeeping, every transaction has aspects.

22. Every debit has a corresponding .

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True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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