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I do not understand the mythology when talking about Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.

Please help me understand this problem.  I do not understand the mythology when talking about Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.
On December 31, of the current year, a company's unadjusted trial balance revealed the following: Accounts receivable of $185,600; Sales Revenue of $1,280,000; (75% were on credit), and Allowance for Doubtful Accounts of $1,600 (credit balance).  Assume that this company's bad debts are estimated and recorded as 1.5% of credit sales.
1. Show how Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts would appear on the balance sheet after adjustment.
2. Prepare the entry to write off a $1,500 account receivable on January 1 of the next year.
3. Show how Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts would appear on the balance sheet immediately after writing off the account in part 2.

On December 31, of the current year, a company's unadjusted trial
balance revealed the following: Accounts receivable of $185,600; Sales
Revenue of $1,280,000; (75% were on credit), and Allowance for Doubtful
Accounts of $1,600 (credit balance). Assume that this company's bad
debts are estimated and recorded as 1.5% of credit sales.
1. Show how Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
would appear on the balance sheet after adjustment.
2. Prepare the entry to write off a $1,500 account receivable on January
1 of the next year.
3. Show how Accounts Receivable and the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
would appear on the balance sheet immediately after writing off the
account in part 2.

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