On March 15, 20X9, Troy, Peter, and Sarah formed Picture P
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On March 15, 20X9, Troy, Peter, and Sarah formed Picture Perfect general partnership. This partnership was created to sell a variety of cameras, picture frames, and other photography accessories. When it was formed, the partners received equal profits and capital interests and the following items were contributed by each partner: Troy-cash of $3,000, inventory with a FMV and tax basis of $5,000, and a building with a FMV of $22,000 and adjusted basis of $10,000. Additionally, the building was secured by a $10,000 nonrecourse mortgage. Peter-cash of $5,000, accounts payable of $12,000, and land with a FMV of $27,000 and tax basis of $20,000. Sarah-cash of $2,000, accounts receivable with a FMV and tax basis of $1,000, and equipment with a FMV of $40,000 and adjusted basis of $3,500. Sarah also contributed a $23,000 note payable, and the partnership assumed legally responsibility for paying the note. What is each partners outside basis and how much gain (loss) must the partners recognize in 20X9 when Picture Perfect was formed?