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I need 2 formulas:
1. salvage value? where initial cost item is in column C, effective life of 10 yrs is in column D, diminishing value 20% is in column E, Salvage Value ? is in column F.
2. then need formula for WDV to be located in column G.

Solved by V. D. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:20

Hi there, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel! How may I help you today?

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:22

You need Salvage Value correct?

User
23/10/2017 - 04:22

Yes . I just need the correct inputs for excel.

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:22

Sure

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:23

As per my understanding, the formula for Salvage value is given as:

User
23/10/2017 - 04:23

Would you like me to plug in some values on the sheet opposite

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:24

Salvage value =InitialCost*[(1-%diminishing)^years]

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:24

I can put in the formula

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:24

and then you can play with the values

User
23/10/2017 - 04:24

This will be part A.

User
23/10/2017 - 04:24

Then l will need part B which is the WDV

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:25

The formula for Salvage value is in Column F

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:25

=C2*((1-E2)^D2)

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:25

Can you give me the full form of WDV?

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:26

as in what does WDV stand for?

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:28

Does it stand for Written Down Value?

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:29

Salvage value =InitialCost*[(1-%diminishing)^years]

User
23/10/2017 - 04:29

This is what l am after

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:30

I have found a formula for WDV

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:30

but it needs 2 more inputs

User
23/10/2017 - 04:30

hmm..It shouldnt

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:30

Date of purchase and Calculation date

User
23/10/2017 - 04:31

assume 30.06. for each financial period

User
23/10/2017 - 04:31

annual

User
23/10/2017 - 04:34

ahhh...can we assume for the exercise the wdv is after 5 years

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:35

Ok Hold on

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

So I have entered the formula

User
23/10/2017 - 04:36

wow

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

That takes in the 2 dates mentioned

User
23/10/2017 - 04:36

thats a big formula

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

you can change those dates

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

if you like to consider the period you want

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

I will explain the formula

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:36

=C5*((1-E5)^((DATEDIF(I5, H5, "D")+1)/365))

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:37

The datedif part calculates the number of days between 2 dates

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:37

The formula is as follows:

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:37

WDV as on Date = Cost price x (1- Dep Rate%) ^ (Date of WDV Calculation - Date of Purchase + 1)/365

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:38

So you can put in the dates you want in the 2 columns after Col G

User
23/10/2017 - 04:39

Perfect

User
23/10/2017 - 04:39

That helps me alot

User
23/10/2017 - 04:39

much appreciated

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:39

Great

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:40

Do you need any clarification on any formula

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:40

?

User
23/10/2017 - 04:40

so can l copy and paste this formula

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:40

Copy paste where?

User
23/10/2017 - 04:43

1 more minute and then we are all good

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:43

no problem

User
23/10/2017 - 04:46

I cant find the up arrow symbol

User
23/10/2017 - 04:46

Just before D5

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:46

It will be above the number 6

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:46

press shift + 6

User
23/10/2017 - 04:46

ahh yes

User
23/10/2017 - 04:46

thankyou

User
23/10/2017 - 04:46

I feel like a goose

User
23/10/2017 - 04:47

So will this formula stay on the page for a few minutes

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:47

i think so

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:47

but if you maintain the columns as it is

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:47

then you can copy this formula in any sheet

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:47

for salvage value

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:48

=C5*((1-E5)^D5)

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:48

and for WDV

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:48

=C5*((1-E5)^((DATEDIF(I5, H5, "D")+1)/365))

User
23/10/2017 - 04:56

It works

User
23/10/2017 - 04:56

Cool

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:57

great

User
23/10/2017 - 04:57

Whats your name

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:57

Jeet

User
23/10/2017 - 04:57

Thanks Jeet

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:57

No problem

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:57

Thanks for using Got It Pro-Excel! Have a good day

User
23/10/2017 - 04:57

Hey l might call upon you again

User
23/10/2017 - 04:57

How do l get in touch again

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:58

You post another question in the same way

User
23/10/2017 - 04:58

Very Cool

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:58

and one of the experts will get in touch

User
23/10/2017 - 04:58

Thankyou

User
23/10/2017 - 04:58

Have a nice day

Excelchat Expert
23/10/2017 - 04:58

My pleasure

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