What effect will each of these have on the working capital

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Question: The balance sheet of a limited company as on 31st December, 1958, was as follows

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(a) What was the amount of the company's working capital at that date?

(b) During the year ended 31st December, 1959, the company earned a net profit of £19,700 after charging £4,800 for depreciation of the fixed assets, new fixed assets were brought at a cost of £18,600 and old ones sold for £1,300. Calculate the amount of working capital at the end of the year.

(c) The following appropriations are proposed out of the profit for 1959: the transfer of £5,000 to General Reserve and the declaration of dividends amounting to £7,500. What effect will each of these have on the working capital, and why?

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