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Don’t plagiarize or cheat

Months ago, I did a post quoting an unusual question from a textbook used in an accounting course I was taking. Now someone has come here using the following search term (quoted verbatim):

arantxa corporation made the following cash purchases of investments during 2008, the first year in which arantxa invested in equity securities:

In case that person is searching for an easy answer, please stop. Do the question yourself. Looking for the answer in blogs seems an awful lot like cheating to me. Besides being unethical, plagiarism and cheating are bad because they prevent you from really fulfilling the purpose of your education and prevent you from getting knowledge and a full understanding of the subject matter. So don’t plagiarize or cheat, please; you’re only hurting yourself, even if you don’t get caught.

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