CAPITAL ADDITION Definition

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CAPITAL ADDITION is a. new (as opposed to replacement) part added to an existing non-current productive asset (e.g., equipment) used for business purposes that increases the useful life and service potential of the asset; or, b. in taxation, cost of capital improvements and betterments made to the property by a taxpayer.

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AGA is Association of Government Accountants.

LINEAR PROGRAMMING (LP), in accounting, is the mathematical approach to optimally allocating limited resources among competing activities. It is a technique used to maximize revenue, contribution margin, and profit function; or, to minimize a cost function, subject to constraints. Linear programming consists of two ingredients: (1) objective function and (2) constraints, both of which are linear. In formulating the LP problem, the first step is to define the decision variables that one is trying to solve. The next step is to formulate the objective function and constraints in terms of these decision variables.

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