OpenWindows User's Guide

Syd Example:

You have just purchased an office machine for $8,000. The useful life of this machine is six years, and the salvage value after eight years will be $900. You want to compute the depreciation expense for the fourth year, using the sum-of-the-years'-digits method.

Memory register usage:

Register 0: 8000 (cost of the asset) Register 1: 900 (salvage value of the asset) Register 2: 6 (useful life of the asset) Register 3: 4 (period for which depreciation is computed)

Clicking SELECT on Syd returns 1014.29, the dollar depreciation allowance for the fourth year.