# DB

### Definition

Calculates the depreciation of an asset for a specified period using the arithmetic declining balance method.

### Sample Usage

### Syntax

`DB(cost, salvage, life, period, [month])`

`cost`

- The initial cost of the asset.`salvage`

- The value of the asset at the end of depreciation.`life`

- The number of periods over which the asset is depreciated.`period`

- The single period within`life`

for which to calculate depreciation.`month`

-**[**OPTIONAL -`12`

by default**]**- The number of months in the first year of depreciation.

### Notes

`life`

and`period`

must be measured int he same units.

### See Also

`SYD`

: Calculates the depreciation of an asset for a specified period using the sum of years digits method.

`SLN`

: Calculates the depreciation of an asset for one period using the straight-line method.

`DDB`

: Calculates the depreciation of an asset for a specified period using the double-declining balance method.

### To use the DB Formula, simply begin with your edited Excellentable:

### Then begin typing the DB formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

### By adding the values you would like to calculate, Excellentable generates the outcome: