. debbie’s checkbook balance was $2,715.50. The checks she issued totaled $2,715.50.

Debbie’s checkbook balance at the end of May is negative $2,187.73. Calculate this balance by subtracting from the $2,715.50 initial balance her checkbook payments in May, totaling $5,298.13. The difference is negative 2,582.63 which can be adjusted for the deposits that were made in May. The deposits include $250.16 deposited on 1st May; a payroll check of $2980.66 electronically processed on 15th May; an IRS check of $2550 electronically processed on 22nd May; and $534.10 in payments deducted from her account. Add all the figures together and you get a positive balance of $3,815_79. Subtract this from her initial deficit to arrive at a negative amount of 2187. 73 .