Returns the straightline depreciation of an asset for one period.
Syntax
SLN(cost,salvage,life)
Cost is the initial cost of the asset.
Salvage is the value at the end of the depreciation (sometimes called the salvage value of the asset).
Life is the number of periods over which the asset is depreciated (sometimes called the useful life of the asset).
Example
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A 
B 
Data 
Description 
30,000 
Cost 
7,500 
Salvage value 
10 
Years of useful life 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=SLN(A2, A3, A4) 
The depreciation allowance for each year (2,250) 
