Last answered:

19 Apr 2024

Posted on:

09 Apr 2024


Something confusing me

I don't understand why they should be equal , what if my assets are much more than the liabilities and equity , i made some good business choices. 

please explain

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Posted on:

19 Apr 2024


Hi Andrew,

The way the statement functions, it is impossible for Assets to be greater than Equity and Liability.

Liability and Equity is how you fund the business. So by definition everything you pour in as Liability and Equity becomes Assets.

Then the catch is that if you make good business decisions and Assets grow, you have to recognize this effect in the P&L statement as profit, which increases Equity.

Therefore, Assets is always equal to Liabilities and Equity.



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