SYD

**Syntax:** **SYD( C, S, L, P)**

*C* = cost

*S* = salvage value

*L* = allowable life

*P* = the period for which the depreciation allowance is being calculated

**SYD** returns the ``sum-of-years-digits'' depreciation
allowance given cost *C*, salvage value *S*, allowable life
*L*, and depreciation period *P*. The function is given by:

**Examples:**

**SYD**(5000, 1500, 15, 14) = 58.333

**SYD**(S10, S9, 20, 2) = 9.048, where S9 = 400 and S10 = 500

**SYD**(2500, 750, 0, 5) = Error - ``Life'' must be 0

**Excel function:** SYD

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02 March 2003