% -*- texinfo -*- % @deftypefn {Function File} {} pv (@var{r}, @var{n}, @var{p}, @var{l}, @var{method}) % Returns the present value of an investment that will pay off @var{p} for @var{n} % consecutive periods, assuming an interest @var{r}. % % The optional argument @var{l} may be used to specify an additional % lump-sum payment made at the end of @var{n} periods. % % The optional argument @var{method} may be used to specify whether % payments are made at the end (@code{'e'}, default) or at the % beginning (@code{'b'}) of each period. % % Note that the rate @var{r} is specified as a fraction (i.e., 0.05, % not 5 percent). % @seealso{pmt, nper, rate, npv} % @end deftypefn

- pvl % Return the present value of an investment that will pay off @var{p}

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