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On January 1, 2016, the Mason Manufacturing Company began construction of a building to be used as its office headquarters. The building was completed on September 30, 2017 Expenditures on the project were as follows January 1, 2016 $1,350,000 March 1, 2016 June 30, 2016 October 1, 2016 1,080,000 January 31, 2017 3400 April 30, 2017 August 31, 2017 1,080,000 1,280,000 675,000 972,000 On January 1, 2016, the company obtained a $3,800,000 construction loan with a 15% interest rate. The loan was outstanding all of 2016 and 2017. The company's other interest-bearing debt included two long- term notes of $4,000,000 and $6,000,000 with interest rates of 8% and 10%, respectively. Both notes were outstanding during all of 2016 and 2017. Interest is paid annually on all debt. The company's fiscal year-end is December 31 Required: 1. Calculate the amount of interest that Mason should capitalize in 2016 and 2017 using the specific interest method. 2016 2017 Interest capitalized $ 474.00$ 768,153: 2. What is the total cost of the building? Total cost of building S 10,707,153 3. Calculate the amount of interest expense that will appear in the 2016 and 2017 income statements 2016 2017 Interest expense $ 1,016.00$ 721,847;