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#1 Posted : 10 April 2009 17:02:37(UTC)

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I often have to compute the net present value of monthly payments of say 100,00 kr. on 240 consecutive months with an interest rate of 0,05% pr year.
In SMATH the summation goes from k=1 to k=240 of the calculation -100/(1+0,05/12)^k, and the result is
-21063,356, but the same calculation in MathCad and Excel computes to -15152,53.
It seems that the summation is correct in the interval k=1 to k=130, but from 131 upwards the calculation is
increasingly wrong compared to MathCad's solution.
The counter variable seems correct, so I can't figure out what goes wrong. Is there a problem or am I mistreating the program in some way (like I did with the "solve" function)?
I tried the same summation with the for-loop, and got the same result (-21063,356), and also found that the for-loop summation is correct up to 130 as the upper limit of the loop-counter.

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#2 Posted : 10 April 2009 19:26:09(UTC)
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Hello. Thank you! Observation reproduced. This will be fixed in 1-2 days and fix will be available in next version of SMath Studio (on the end of April).
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