Section 3: Basic Financial Functions
You can calculate i, PV, PMT, and FV for transactions involving an odd period
simply by entering a noninteger n. (A noninteger is a number with at least one
nonzero digit to the right of the decimal point.) This places the calculator in
The integer part of n (the part to the left of the decimal point)
specifies the number of full payment periods, and the fractional part (the part to the
right of the decimal) specifies the length of the odd period as a fraction of a full
period. The odd period, therefore, cannot be greater than one full period.
Calculations of i, PMT, and FV are performed using the present value at the end of the odd
period. This is equal to the number in the PV register plus the interest accrued during the odd
period. When calculating PV in Odd-Period mode, the calculator returns a value equal to the
present value at the beginning of the odd period and stores it in the PV register.
After calculating i, PV, PMT, or FV in Odd-Period mode, you should not try to calculate n. If
you do, the calculator will switch out of Odd-Period mode and compute n without taking the
odd period into account. The values in the other financial registers will correspond to the new
n, but the original assumptions for the problem will be changed.