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COMPOUND INTEREST is interest calculated from the total of original principal plus accrued interest.

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CONTROL DEFICIENCIES exist when the design or operation of a control does not allow employees, in their assigned functions, to prevent or detect misstatements on a timely basis.

DEDUCTIVE ACCOUNTING THEORY (mathematical method) assumes that optimal accounting standards and reporting rules can be derived by deduction much in the way that Pythagoras derived the rule for measuring the hypotenuse of a triangle based upon square root of the summed squares of the other two sides (assuming one angle is a perfect 90-degree angle).

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