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(15C) Accurate TVM for HP-15C
01-10-2014, 03:36 AM (This post was last modified: 01-02-2016 01:46 PM by Jeff_Kearns.)
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(15C) Accurate TVM for HP-15C
Note: See post #6 for the latest version (now 40 lines in length). I have left previous posts unedited to avoid causing confusion.

This is an adaptation of the Pioneer's (42S/35S/33S/32Sii/32S) Accurate TVM routine for the HP-15C using Karl Schneider's technique for invoking SOLVE with the routine written as a MISO (multiple-input, single-output) function, using indirect addressing.

001 f LBL E
002 STO(i)
003 RCL 2
004 EEX
005 2
006 ÷
007 ENTER
008 ENTER
009 1
010 +
011 LN
012 X<>Y
013 LSTx
014 1
015 X≠Y
016 -
017 ÷
018 *
019 RCL * 1
020 e^x
021 ENTER
022 RCL * 3
023 X<>Y
024 1
025 -
026 RCL * 4
027 EEX
028 2
029 RCL ÷ 2
030 RCL + 6
031 *
032 +
033 RCL + 5
034 RTN

Usage instructions:

1. Store 4 of the following 5 variables, using appropriate cash flow conventions as follows:
  • N STO 1 --- Number of compounding periods
  • I STO 2 --- Interest rate (periodic) expressed as a %
  • B STO 3 --- Initial Balance or Present Value
  • P STO 4 --- Periodic Payment
  • F STO 5 --- Future Value
and store the appropriate value (1 for Annuity Due or 0 for Regular Annuity) as
    B/E STO 6 --- Begin/End Mode. The default is 0 for regular annuity or End Mode.

2. Store the register number containing the floating variable to the indirect storage register.

3. f SOLVE E

Example from the HP-15C Advanced Functions Handbook-

"Many Pennies (alternatively known as A Penny for Your Thoughts):

A corporation retains Susan as a scientific and engineering consultant at a fee of one penny per second for her thoughts, paid every second of every day for a year.
Rather than distract her with the sounds of pennies dropping, the corporation proposes to deposit them for her into a bank account in which interest accrues at the rate of 11.25 percent per annum compounded every second. At year's end these pennies will accumulate to a sum

total = (payment) X ((1+i/n)^n-1)/(i/n)

where payment = $0.01 = one penny per second,
i = 0.1125 = 11.25 percent per annum interest rate,
n = 60 X 60 X 24 X 365 = number of seconds in a year.

Using her HP-15C, Susan reckons that the total will be $376,877.67. But at year's end the bank account is found to hold $333,783.35 . Is Susan entitled to the $43,094.32 difference?"

  • 31,536,000 STO 1
  • (11.25/31,536,000) STO 2
  • 0 STO 3
  • -0.01 STO 4
  • 5 STO I
  • f SOLVE E

The HP-15C now gives the correct result: $333,783.35.

Thanks to Thomas Klemm for debugging the above routine.
Edit: The code has been edited to reflect Thomas' suggested changes below.

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(15C) Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Jeff_Kearns - 01-10-2014 03:36 AM
RE: Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Thomas Klemm - 01-10-2014, 05:31 AM
RE: Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Jeff_Kearns - 01-10-2014, 05:38 AM
RE: Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Dieter - 01-16-2014, 09:32 PM
RE: Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Jeff_Kearns - 01-16-2014, 09:38 PM
RE: Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Jeff_Kearns - 05-25-2014, 03:03 PM
RE: (15C) Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Nick - 08-27-2016, 10:07 PM
RE: (15C) Accurate TVM for HP-15C - Nick - 08-27-2016, 10:34 PM



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