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Section 3: Basic Financial Functions 69
File name: hp 12c pt_user's guide_English_HDPMF123E27 Page: 69 of 275
Printed Date: 2005/8/1 Dimension: 14.8 cm x 21 cm
The hp 12c platinum enables you to calculate the amounts applied toward
principal and toward interest from a single loan payment or from several payments,
and also tells you the remaining balance of the loan after the payments are
To obtain an amortization schedule:
1. Press fCLEARG to clear the financial registers.
2. Enter the periodic interest rate, using ¼ or gC.
3. Enter the amount of the loan (the principal), using $.
4. Key in the periodic payment, then press ÞP (the sign of PMT must be
negative, in accordance with the cash flow sign convention).
5. Press or (for most direct reduction loans) to set the payment
6. Key in the number of payments to be amortized.
7. Press
to display the amount from those payments applied toward
8. Press ~ to display the amount from those payments applied toward the
9. To display the number of payments just amortized, press dd.
10. To display the remaining balance of the loan, press :$.
11.To display the total number of payments amortized, press :n.
For a house you’re about to buy, you can obtain a 25-year mortgage
for $250,000 at 5.25% annual interest. This requires payments of $1,498.12 (at
the end of each month). Find the amounts that would be applied to interest and to
the principal from the first year’s payments.
Keystrokes Display
Enters i.
Enters PV.
All amounts calculated when f! is pressed are automatically rounded to the number of
decimal places specified by the display format. (The display format is described in Section 5.)
This rounding affects the number inside the calculator as well as how the number appears in
the display. The amounts calculated on your hp 12c platinum may differ from those on the
statements of lending institutions by a few cents, since different rounding techniques are
sometimes used. To calculate answers rounded to a different number of decimal places, press
f followed by the number of decimal places desired before you press f!.