# FSTP AAT Sample question Paper 1 Task 5 !!! I'm confused!

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edited January 2017
Please can somebody advise me on this one?? Scratching head in confusion!!! Preparing the statement of financial position.
2 partners Jon & Pat, final trial balance figure below (assuming 42,600) All necessary year end adjustments have been made, except for the transfer of £42,600 profit to the current accounts of the partners. Partners share profits and losses in the ratio 2:3 with pat taking the larger share.
My workings are £42,600/5 x 3 = £25,560 for Pat & £42,600/5 x 2 = £17,040 Jon totalling £42,600.... but the answer advises Pat = £25,280 & Jon receivers £17,400 a difference of £80 ???
Can anybody help on where the extra £80 comes from???

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You're reading part of the Trial Balance incorrectly.

Your % share of their profits are correct:
Partners total profit 42600
Pat's 3:5 share 25560
Jon's 2:5 share 17040

But on the Trial balance it shows
Pat Current Account 280 Dr (which is money he owes)
Jon Current Account 360 Cr (which is money he owns)

The revised Current Accounts in SPL would be
Pat 25560 - 280 = 25280
Jon 17040 + 360 = 17400
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