# Manuals/calci/DDB

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**DDB (Cost,Salvage,Life,Period,Factor)**

Where

- is the initial cost of an asset,
- is the value at the end of depreciation,
- is life of an asset that indicates the number of periods over which the asset is being depreciated,
- is the period for which depreciation is to be calculated, and
- is the rate factor at which the balance declines.
- DDB(), returns the depreciation of an asset for a specified period by using the double-declining balance method or some other method that you specify.

## Description

DDB (Cost,Salvage,Life,Period,Factor)

- Depreciation is the decrease in value of assets. Depreciation of an asset is highest in the first period and decreases in successive periods.
- DDB() calculates the depreciation using the double-declining balance method.
- If <0, Calci displays #N/A error message.
- If ,, , <=0, Calci displays #N/A error message.
- Argument is optional. If omitted, Calci assumes it to be 2 (double-declining balance method).
- If is not an integer, Calci rounds up the value (e.g. 4.2 is rounded up to 5).

## Examples

Consider the following example that shows the use of DDB function:

200,000 | 10,000 | |

1000 | 100 | |

5 | 10 | |

1 | 1 | |

1.5 |

=DDB(A1,A2,A3,A4) : Calculates the depreciation for the values in the range A1 to A4.

'F' is assumed to be 2.

Displays80000as a result. =DDB(A1,A2,A3,A4,A5) : Calculates the depreciation for the values in the range A1 to A5.

Displays60000as a result. =DDB(B1,B2,B3,B4) : Calculates the depreciation for the values in the range B1 to B4.

'F' is assumed to be 2. Displays2000as a result. =DDB(20000,2000,5,4.5,2) : Displays1338.5030444492834as a result.

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