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Issues with calculating y^x
11132017 03:02 AM
This is my second post on trying to understand how this thing works. In working with the bond valuation formula
= Coupon * [(1(1+i)^n)/i]+M(1+i)^n
I am doing each step of this equation separately because I dont know any other way for now, and my problem is when I get to the power functions.
In Excel I get these values
1.06^3 = 1.1910
1.06^3 = 0.8396
In the calculator I get
1.06^3 = 1.1910
1.06^3 = 1.9400 OR 0.8931
To get the first result my input is simply 1.06, red shift, y^x, 3
To get the second result my input is 1.06, red shift, y^x, red shift, open parenthesis, 3, red shift, close parenthesis
However, neither one of them seems correct based on the results I get on excel; so the question is, what am I doing wrong? For this particular formula it seems I will have to elevate numbers to the negative power pretty often so I really need to understand how this works.
As always, thank you all for your help in understnading this.
Cheers.
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11132017 03:27 AM
Hi,
I think you are using the normal minus key for the negative 3. You should use the +/ key after typing the 3, i.e.:
1.06
Y^x
3
+/
=
and you should get 0.8396..
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