Problem 13-2A Cash dividends, treasury stock, and statement of retained earnings PLEASE HELP ME!!!?

I am having a hard time calculating the answers, please show the working outs thoroughly please Context Corporation reports the following components of stockholders’ equity on December 31, 2011. Common stock—$20 par value, 100,000 shares authorized, 55,000 shares issued and outstanding ... show more I am having a hard time calculating the answers, please show the working outs thoroughly please

Context Corporation reports the following components of stockholders’ equity on December 31, 2011.

Common stock—$20 par value, 100,000 shares authorized,
55,000 shares issued and outstanding $1,100,000
Paid-in capital in excess of par value, common stock $70,000
Retained earnings $400,000
Total stockholders' equity $1,570,000


In year 2012, the following transactions affected its stockholders’ equity accounts.

Jan.1 Purchased 5,000 shares of its own stock at $20 cash per share.

Jan.5 Directors declared a $4 per share cash dividend payable on Feb. 28 to the Feb. 5 stockholders of record.

Feb.28 Paid the dividend declared on January 5.

July 6 Sold 1,875 of its treasury shares at $24 cash per share.

Aug.22 Sold 3,125 of its treasury shares at $17 cash per share.

Sept.5 Directors declared a $4 per share cash dividend payable on October 28 to the September 25 stockholders of record.

Oct.28 Paid the dividend declared on September 5.

Dec.31 Closed the $408,000 credit balance (from net income) in the Income Summary account to Retained Earnings.


Required:
1. Prepare journal entries to record each of these transactions for 2012.
2. Prepare a statement of retained earnings for the year ended December 31, 2012.
3. Prepare the stockholders' equity section of the company’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2010.
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