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Calculate the number of periods for an investment
Source position: math.pp line 569
function NumberOfPeriods( 
ARate: Float; 
APayment: Float; 
APresentValue: Float; 
AFutureValue: Float; 
APaymentTime: tpaymenttime 
):Float; 
NumberOfPeriods calculates the number of periods (n) needed to obtain future value of an investment in the cash flow formula (see CashFlowFunctions). The function result is the number of periods a payment APayment (PMT) must be paid in order to obtain a future value AFutureValue for an investment of a start value APresentValue (PV), where APayment (PMT) is invested at a rate ARate (q).
The APaymentTime parameter determines whether the investment (payment) is an ordinary annuity or an annuity due: ptEndOfPeriod NumberOfPeriodsmust be used if payments are at the end of each period. If the payments are at the beginning of the periode, ptStartOfPeriod must be used.

Calculate the future value of an investment. 


Calculate the interest rate value of an investment 


Calculate the payment for an investment 


Calculate the present value given the future value of an investment. 


Type used in financial (interest) calculations. 


Cash flow functions 