Aubrey Inc. issued $4,000,000 of 10%, 10-year convertible bonds on June 1, 2014, at 98 plus accrued interest. The bonds were dated April 1, 2014, with interest payable April 1 and October 1. Bond discount is amortized semiannually on a straight-line basis.
On April 1, 2015, $1,500,000 of these bonds were converted into 30,000 shares of $20 par value common stock. Accrued interest was paid in cash at the time of conversion.
(a) Prepare the entry to record the interest expense at October 1, 2014. Assume that accrued interest payable was credited when the bonds were issued. (Round to nearest dollar.)
(b) Prepare the entry(ies) to record the conversion on April 1, 2015. (Book value method is used.) Assume that the entry to record amortization of the bond discount and interest payment has been made.