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ok, question is

thatch ltd acquired 600 £1 ordinary shares in straw ltd for £4000 on 1 jan X2/ at that date the capital and reserves of straw ltd were

share capital (£1 ordinary shares) 1,000
retained earnings 5,000
= 6,000

calculate goodwill on acquisition.

now the answer given is

cost of investment 4,000
group share of net assets acquired (3,600) (60% x 6000)
= 400

my question is.... where does the 60% come from?

am i missing something?

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