       • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
• From: DONKROUS at HALCYON.COM (Don Krouse)
• Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 01:59:04 -0500
• Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Please be gentle, I'm not a mathematician.

Solving the below equation for all variables, except i, works
satisfactorily. Trying to solve for i produces the following result.

in Solve[0==PV+PMT*((1-(1+i)^-n)/i)+FV*(1+i)^-n,i]

Solve::tdep:
The equations appear to involve transcendental functions of
the variables in an essentially non-algebraic way.

out Solve[0 == FV/(1 + i)^n + ((1 - (1 + i)^(-n))*PMT)/i + PV, i]

Can someone tell me how to get Mathematica to solve for i?

Thank you for any help.

Don

Data Form Genie, a Visual Basic Data Form Wizzard
http://www.halcyon.com/donkrous/vb/

Don Krouse
donkrous at halcyon.com
Everett, WA, USA

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