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On January 1, 2012, Mehan, Incorporated purchased 15,000 shares of Cook Company for $150,000 giving Mehan a 15% ownership of Cook. On January 1, 2013 Mehan purchased an additional 25,000 shares (25%) of Cook for $300,000. This last purchase gave Mehan the ability to apply significant influence over Cook. The book value of Cook on January 1, 2012, was $1,000,000. The book value of Cook on January 1, 2013, was $1,150,000. Any excess of cost over book value for this second transaction is assigned to a database and amortized over five years.

Cook reports net income and dividends as follows. These amounts are assumed to have occurred evenly throughout the years:

On April 1, 2014, just after its first dividend receipt, Mehan sells 10,000 shares of its investment.

How much of Cook’s net income did Mehan report for the year 2014?

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