Monday, March 26, 2018

HP Prime: Length of a Loan with a Certain Payment


HP Prime:  Length of a Loan with a Certain Payment

Introduction

The program PMTLENGTH will calculate how many payments that are required to finish a loan, given a certain annual interest rate and payment.  Payments are assumed to be monthly, and end of period.  The program will also return the last payment.  Due to the rounding in the financial algorithms, the last payment is an approximate (unless the interest rate is 0%).

Input:  PMTLENGTH(I,P,X)
I = annual interest rate
P = loan amount
X = payment amount, enter as a negative amount

Firmware 13441 or later is required.


HP Prime Program PMTLENGTH

EXPORT PMTLENGTH(I,P,X)
BEGIN
// I%YR, PV, PMT (as negative)
// 2018-03-19 EWS
// how many monthly payments?
// last payment? (FV)

LOCAL N,B;

N:=Finance.TvmNbPmt(I,P,X,0,12);
B:=P;
IF FP(N)≠0 THEN
B:=Finance.TvmFV(IP(N),I,P,X,12);
N:=IP(N)+1;
END;

// {N, final pmt}
RETURN {N,B};
END;

Examples

Example 1:  How long will I take to pay off a $2,000 loan if I make $600 payments each month?  This is a no interest loan.

Result:  {4, -200}

It will take 4 payments, with the last payment being $200.

Example 2:  How long will I take to pay off a $5,350 loan if I make $750 monthly payments each month?  The loan has a 10% monthly interest rate.

Result:  {8, -286.906502677}

It will take 8 payments, with the last payment being about $286.91.

Eddie

This blog is property of Edward Shore, 2018.

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