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SYD (Cost,SalvageValue,LifeValue,Period)

  • is the initial cost.
  • is the salvage which is the value of the asset.
  • is the life of the number of periods.
  • is the number of periods.
    • SYD(), returns the sum-of-years digits depreciation of an asset for a specified period.


  • This function gives the depreciation of an asset for a given time period based on the sum-of-years digits depreciation method.
  • In , is the original cost of the asset.
  • is the salvage value after the asset has been fully depreciated.
  • is the useful life of the asset or the number of periods that you will be depreciating the asset, is the period that you wish to calculate the depreciation for.
  • SYD is calculated as follows:

where is the cost, is the salvage, is the period and is the life.

  • This function will give the result as error when
  1.Any one of the argument is nonnumeric.
  2. SalvageValue<0 
  3. LifeValue or Period<=0
  4. Period is greater than l.


  1. =SYD(25000,2800,7,1) = 5550
  2. =SYD(50000,9000,15,3) = 4441.6666667
  3. =SYD(42500,6850,6,3) = 6790.47619047

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