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### Question

Use the following information to answer this question.

Provision for bad debt 1500

1. Bad debt written off amount to 3000

2. Debtors balance as at the end of the year is 28,000

3. Provision for bad debts stand at 10%

How much is to be charged to profit and loss account as provision for bad debt?

### Options

A) ₦2, 800

B) ₦1, 000

C) ₦2, 500

D) ₦3, 000

The correct answer is B.

### Explanation:

Being that debtors balance minus bad debt written off multiplied by 10% and subtracted from the initial provision

28000 – 3000 = 25,000 X 10% = 2500

:. 2500 – 1500 = 1,000 (increase in provisions)

## Dicussion (1)

• Being that debtors balance minus bad debt written off multiplied by 10% and subtracted from the initial provision

28000 – 3000 = 25,000 X 10% = 2500

:. 2500 – 1500 = 1,000 (increase in provisions)