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# BBP FSTP page 51 &amp; 52.

In the test your learning (page 51 and 52 of the BPP text book) it has a question where the future is £12600 and is depreciated at 20% per annum on cost. The accumulated depr in 2007 was 3400 and you need to work out the 2008 figures. The answer on page 137 is
12600 cost. 5920 Accumulated Dept. 6680 carry amount.

12600 x 0.2 = 2520 deprecation per year and I understand that 3400 + 2520 = 5920. However, how can the depreciation for 2007 be 3400? It does not fit. One year depreciation is 2520 which is too low. However two years would be 5040 which is too high. You have to assume there was a part year depreciation however that does not fit either.

2520 / 12 = 210 so 210 per month. However, there is no combination of 2520 and 210 which can equal 3400 so that still does not work. How can the depreciation for 2007 be 3400 if the depreciation is 2520 per year? Is this an error in the book?