Sharp EL-731, EL-733A, and Radio Shack EC-5001 Information

Financial Keys
n, number of periods
i, rate of interest per period
PMT, payment per period
PV, present value
FV, future value
Payments which increase the balance are positive numbers.
Payments which decrease the balance are negative numbers.
Future values are withdrawals, usually entered as negative numbers.

Floating Decimal
Press 2ndF TAB, followed by the decimal point.
Financial Mode
Press 2ndF MODE until FIN appears in the display.
Clearing Financial Data
Press 2ndF CA.
Beginning Annuities
Press BGN until BGN appears in the display.

Entering Financial Data
Display the value, then press the financial key.
Computing Values
Press COMP, followed by the financial key to be computed.

Tom's account begins with $500, and earns 6% per year, compounded monthly. He deposits an additional $50 at the end of each month. What will the balance be at the end of one year?

The variables are:
N = 12I = 6/12 = 0.5PMT = 50 increasingPV = 500FV = ???

The keystrokes are:
2ndF CA
12 n
0.5 i
50 PMT
500 PV

The answer is $1,147.62, rounded to the nearest cent. The negative sign indicates that the amount can be withdrawn from the account.