# Manuals/calci/DB

**DB (Cost,Salvage,Life,Period,NoMonths)**

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
- specifies how many months of the year are used in the calculation of the first period of depreciation.
- DB(), returns the depreciation of an asset for a specified period by using the fixed-declining balance method.

## Description

DB (Cost,Salvage,Life,Period,NoMonths)

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

## Examples

1. =DB(20000,2000,5,4.5,2) : This example is used to find the yearly depreciation of an asset that costs $20,000 at the start of year 4.5, and has a salvage value of $2,000 after 5 years. The depreciation calculation starts 2 months into year 1.

Displays **2,757.7148** as a result.

2. =DB(10000,1000,5,1,6) : This example is used to find the yearly depreciation of an asset that costs $10,000 at the start of year 1, and has a salvage value of $1,000 after 5 years. The depreciation calculation starts 6 months into year 1.

Displays **1,845.00** as a result.

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