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    I am looking for someone who can help me find this answer: Develop a general formula for depreciation defining what each variable in the formula stands for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlewislou View Post
    I am looking for someone who can help me find this answer: Develop a general formula for depreciation defining what each variable in the formula stands for.
    Hi dlewislou,

    There is a general formula for straight line depreciation.

    V=P(1-r)^n

    where

    V = Future Value
    P = Present Value
    r = Depreciation Rate
    n = Number of Years Depreciated
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    Masters, isn't "straight line" depreciation simply cost / years?
    Like, 10000 depreciated over 5 years = 10000/5 = 2000 per year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlewislou View Post
    I am looking for someone who can help me find this answer: Develop a general formula for depreciation defining what each variable in the formula stands for.
    Did you try using Google?
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