Returns the sumofyears' digits depreciation of an asset for a specified period.
Syntax
SYD(cost,salvage,life,per)
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).
Per is the period and must use the same units as life.
Remark
 SYD is calculated as follows:
Example
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A 
B 
Data 
Description 
30,000 
Initial cost 
7,500 
Salvage value 
10 
Lifespan in years 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=SYD(A2,A3,A4,1) 
Yearly depreciation allowance for the first year (4,090.91) 
=SYD(A2,A3,A4,10) 
Yearly depreciation allowance for the tenth year (409.09) 
