The straight line method is one method of calculating the depreciation expense for an asset. This Excel calculator produces a straight line depreciation schedule setting out the beginning net book value, the depreciation expense, and the ending net book value of the asset based on a straight line depreciation rate.

# Depreciation

## Declining Balance Depreciation Schedule Calculator

The declining balance method is one method of calculating the depreciation expense for an asset. This calculator produces as asset depreciation schedule setting out the beginning net book value, the depreciation expense, and the ending net book value of the asset based on a declining balance depreciation rate.

## Quiz 61: Declining Balance Method of Depreciation

## Quiz 60: Straight Line Method of Depreciation

## Excel DB Function

## Excel DDB Function

The Excel DDB function is one of many Excel financial functions, and can be used to calculate the declining balance depreciation of a long term asset. It has the syntax DDB (cost, salvage, life, period, factor).

By setting the factor parameter to either one or two, the function can be used to calculate either the declining balance depreciation or the double declining balance depreciation.