HP 17bII+ Financial Calculator
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Welcome to the HP 17bII+
Welcome to the hp17bII+

Contents
Error Messages
Using Parentheses in Calculations

Power Function Exponentiation
Saving and Reusing Numbers

Time Value of Money
Interest Rate Conversions

Cash Flow Calculations
Bonds
Depreciation

10 121 Running Total and Statistics
11 141 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic

12 153 The Equation Solver
14 190 Additional Examples
Assistance, Batteries, Memory, and Service
More About Calculations

Menu Maps RPN Summary
RPN The Stack

RPN Selected Examples Error Messages Index
List of Examples
List of Examples

General Business Calculations
Currency Exchange Calculations

Interest Rate Conversions
Time, Alarms, and Date Arithmetic
How to Use the Equation Solver

Bonds and Notes
Running Total and Statistical Calculations

Important Information
Important Information

Power On and Off Continuous Memory
Adjusting the Display Contrast

Getting Started
Getting Started

Setting the Language
What You See in the Display

Keys for language Key Description
18 1 Getting Started

Shift Key @
Backspacing and Clearing

Keys for Clearing
Keys Display Description

20 1 Getting Started
Doing Arithmetic
KeysDisplayDescription

Using the Menu Keys
Keying in Negative Numbers

22 1 Getting Started
Main Menu
Menu Labels Menu Keys

Main Menu Menu Label Operations Done Covered This Category
24 1 Getting Started

Choosing Menus and Reading Menu Maps
Using the MU%C menu
26 1 Getting Started

Displaying the MU%C menu
Calculations Using Menus
Exiting Menus e
Clearing Values in Menus

28 1 Getting Started
Solving Your Own Equations Solve
= Cost

Typing Words and Characters the ALPHAbetic Menu
30 1 Getting Started

Editing ALPHAbetic Text
Keys

34 5?
Characters

Calculating the Answer Calc
Alphabetic Editing Operation Label or Key to Press

Keyboard
32 1 Getting Started

Menu for carpeting
Controlling the Display Format
Decimal Places

Internal Precision
Temporarily SHOWing ALL

Rounding a Number
Exchanging Periods and Commas in Numbers

Error Messages
Modes

36 1 Getting Started
Calculator Memory @M
Memory still free

Arithmetic
Calculator Line

VDoing Calculations
38 2 Arithmetic

VUsing Parentheses in Calculations
456 75 × 18.5

Keys Display
30 x

VThe Percent Key
Mathematical Functions

40 2 Arithmetic
VThe Power Function Exponentiation
Shifted Math Functions

Key
Math Menu
Math Menu Labels

KeysDisplay Description
42 2 Arithmetic

Saving and Reusing Numbers
History Stack of Numbers

VReusing the Last Result @L
VKeys Display

44 2 Arithmetic
Storing and Recalling Numbers
475.6 560.1 + 39.15

VKeys Display Description
Keys New Register Contents
Doing Arithmetic Inside Registers and Variables

Arithmetic in Registers
Scientific Notation
Range of Numbers
48 2 Arithmetic

Percentage Calculations Business
Business Percentages BUS Menus

Menu Description
Percentage Calculations in Business

Using the BUS Menus
Examples Using the BUS Menus

Percent Change %CHG
50 3 Percentage Calculations in Business

Percent of Total %TOTL
Markup as a Percent of Cost MU%C
Markup as a Percent of Price MU%P

52 3 Percentage Calculations in Business
Sharing Variables Between Menus
Cost Price M%C Cost Price M%P

Currency Exchange Calculations
Currx Menu

54 4 Currency Exchange Calculation
Selecting a Set of Currencies
Currx Menu

Currency Exchange Calculation
Currencies
United States Conversion Chart in US$
Entering a Rate

Currency Rate
58 4 Currency Exchange Calculation
Select CAN$ as currency

Select HK$ as currency
Converting Between Two Currencies
Storing and Recalling Sets of Currencies

Example Converting between Hong Kong and U.S Dollars
Clearing the Currency Variables
60 4 Currency Exchange Calculation

Time Value of Money
TVM Menu

Time Value of Money
First Level of TVM
Second Level of TVM

TVM Menu Labels
Menu Label Description First Level

Second Level
Cash Flow Diagrams and Signs of Numbers
64 5 Time Value of Money

PMT
Using the TVM Menu
66 5 Time Value of Money

Loan Calculations
68 5 Time Value of Money
Figures and stores number

11.5
70 5 Time Value of Money
Figures and stores

Savings Calculations
000

72 5 Time Value of Money
15X 12X 359 360
Leasing Calculations
74 5 Time Value of Money

@28#+
76 5 Time Value of Money
Amortization Amrt
Displaying an Amortization Schedule
Amrt Menu Labels

Label
78 5 Time Value of Money

Number of payments
80 5 Time Value of Money
Next successive set of payments authorized

Printing an Amortization Table Table
82 5 Time Value of Money
508 /,%&-$ GO8
Interest Rate Conversions
84 6 Interest Rate Conversions

Icnv Menu
Converting Interest Rates

Interest Rate Conversions
86 6 Interest Rate Conversions
Compounding Periods Different from Payment Periods
88 6 Interest Rate Conversions
Per year
90 6 Interest Rate Conversions
Cash Flow Calculations
Cflo menu

Cash Flow Calculations
Cflo Menu Labels
92 7 Cash Flow Calculations

Cash Flows Ungrouped
Creating a Cash-Flow List
94 7 Cash Flow Calculations

Entering Cash Flows
For grouped cash flows The display now shows

Prompting for #TIMES #T?. When the calculator displays
96 7 Cash Flow Calculations

Viewing and Correcting the List
EGG

Copying a Number from a List to the Calculator Line
Naming and Renaming a Cash-Flow List

98 7 Cash Flow Calculations
Deleting Cash Flows from a List. Pressing ndeletes both

Clearing a Cash-Flow List and Its Name
Starting or GETting Another List

Viewing the Name of the Current List. Press o, then e
Cash-Flow Calculations IRR, NPV, NUS, NFV
100 7 Cash Flow Calculations

Calc Menu for Cflo Lists Menu Label
102 7 Cash Flow Calculations
115,000 500

G9ECL#T8U
Group Number Amount
104 7 Cash Flow Calculations

G9ECL.T8U
106 7 Cash Flow Calculations
50 50 50

Doing Other Calculations with Cflo Data
Bonds
Bond Menu

108 8 Bonds
Bond Menu Labels
Menu Description Label

Bonds
Doing Bond Calculations
110 8 Bonds

To calculate the price or yield of a bond
Since there is no call on
112 8 Bonds
MM.DDYYYY format
Depreciation
Deprc Menu

114 9 Depreciation
Deprc Menu Labels
Depreciation

Doing Depreciation Calculations
DB, SOYD, and SL Methods

116 9 Depreciation
To calculate the depreciation for an asset

KeysDisplay
Basis Salv 4,000

Acrs Method
Year Percentage Deductible Keys Display Description

118 9 Depreciation
Partial-Year Depreciation
Calendar Year Depreciation Value
120 9 Depreciation

Running Total and Statistics
Running Total and Statistics

SUM Menu
SUM Menu Labels

122 10 Running Total and Statistics
Creating a SUM List
Entering Numbers and Viewing the Total

124 10 Running Total and Statistics
Date
Amount Date

Transaction
Naming and Renaming a SUM List
126 10 Running Total and Statistics

Clearing a SUM List and Its Name
Doing Statistical Calculations Calc

Calculations with One Variable
Calc Menu for SUM Lists Menu Key

128 10 Running Total and Statistics
Month Phone
Expense

Calculations with Two Variables Frcst
130 10 Running Total and Statistics

Calc Total
Frcst Menu Labels
132 10 Running Total and Statistics

Curve Fitting and Forecasting
Logarithmic Curve Fit

134 10 Running Total and Statistics
To do curve fitting and forecasting

Number of Minutes
Radio Dollar Sales Advertising Values

136 10 Running Total and Statistics
Minutes

Minutes
Weighted Mean and Grouped Standard Deviation
138 10 Running Total and Statistics

Summation Statistics
Doing Other Calculations with SUM Data
140 10 Running Total and Statistics

Time, Appointments, Date Arithmetic
Viewing the Time and Date

Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic
Time Menu
Time Menu Labels

Menu Label Description
142 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic

Setting the Time and Date SET
SET Menu Labels

Or DD.MMYYYY
To set the date

Adjusting the Clock Setting Adjst
Changing the Time and Date Formats SET

144 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic
Viewing or Setting an Appointment APT1-APT10
Menu Labels for Setting Appointments Description

Appointments Appt
To set an appointment or view its current setting
146 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic

Appointment message optional To set, change, or just view a
Acknowledging an Appointment
Unacknowledged Appointments
Clearing Appointments

148 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic
To acknowledge a past-due appointment

Date Arithmetic Calc
Determining the Day of the Week for Any Date
Calculating the Number of Days between Dates

Calc Menu Labels for Date Arithmetic
150 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic

Calculating Past or Future Dates
152 11 Time, Appointments, and Date Arithmetic
DATE2

Equation Solver
Solver Example Sales Forecasts

Equation Solver
154 12 The Equation Solver
Next =OLD

Display Description
Menu Label

Solve Menu
156 12 The Equation Solver

Keys
Entering Equations
Solve Menu Labels

To make an entry into the Solver list
Calculating Using Solver Menus Calc
To do a calculation using a Solver menu

158 12 The Equation Solver
Rmenu label
160 12 The Equation Solver
Eqty

Editing an Equation Edit
Naming an Equation

Finding an Equation in the Solver List
Shared Variables

Clearing Variables
162 12 The Equation Solver

Deleting Variables and Equations
Deleting a variable is quite different from clearing it

Writing Equations
Deleting One Equation or Its Variables Delet

Deleting All Equations or All Variables in the Solver @c
164 12 The Equation Solver

100
× C Could be entered as

× E
What Can Appear in an Equation
166 12 The Equation Solver

Using the Alpha Menu
Using a Typing Aid
Solver Functions

168 12 The Equation Solver
Solver Functions for Equations Description
DDAYSd1d2cal

170 12 The Equation Solver
HH.MMSS format

IFcond expr 1 expr
ITEMSUM-listnameitem#

Σcfr c 1 c 2 s expr
SIZECCFLO-listname

SIZESSUM-listname
#TCFLO-listnameflow#

172 12 The Equation Solver
Days
Conditional Expressions with if
OperatorKeys

≥ ³=
174 12 The Equation Solver

Examples of Conditional Equations
VALUE＝FIRST＋1 ÷ FIRST. If FIRST＝0, then VALUE＝FIRST

Rating Percent Salary Increase
Summation Function ∑
176 12 The Equation Solver

HC8E9AL#GL28#I&%IGL28$I&I&#TTT
Accessing Cflo and SUM Lists from the Solver
Creating Menus for Multiple Equations S Function
178 12 The Equation Solver

How the Solver Works
Halting and Restarting the Iterative Search
180 12 The Equation Solver

Entering Guesses
182 12 The Equation Solver
52EG8527H Y@/O127EF Y@/GX7EF Keys

@I$&/Solves for QTY iteratively
Printing
184 13 Printing

Printer’s Power Source
Double Space Printing

Printing the DisplayP
Printing

Printing Other Information @p
Printing Variables, Lists, and Appointments List

Printer Menu Labels
186 13 Printing

Except IRR%. Instead, press tPto print the value for IRR%
Printing Descriptive Messages MSG
Trace Printing Trace

188 13 Printing
How to Interrupt the Printer
KeysPrint-out

Additional Examples
Loans

Simple Annual Interest
190 14 Additional Examples

Yield of a Discounted or Premium Mortgage
Additional Examples

192 14 Additional Examples
Figures and stores total

Annual Percentage Rate for a Loan with Fees
See appendix F for RPN keystrokes for the next two examples

194 14 Additional Examples
@c e
Loan with an Odd Partial First Period

196 14 Additional Examples
Solver Equation for Odd-Period Calculations

Canadian Mortgages
198 14 Additional Examples
Solver Equation for Canadian Mortgages

Advance Payments Leasing
Solver Equation for Advance Payments

Savings
Value of a Fund with Regular Withdrawals

200 14 Additional Examples
Displays periodic
Deposits Needed for a Child’s College Account
202 14 Additional Examples

Additional Examples
Flow of Withdrawals
204 14 Additional Examples

For FLOW1
Value of a Tax-Free Account
206 14 Additional Examples

# 5?@2 JH= 0EAH
Value of a Taxable Retirement Account
208 14 Additional Examples

Modified Internal Rate of Return
210 14 Additional Examples
Group No. of Months Cash Flow, $ Flow no

V8 /12
100000

200000
V13 /12

212 14 Additional Examples
Price of an Insurance Policy
Solver Equation for Insurance Price

214 14 Additional Examples
Bonds
Discounted Notes
216 14 Additional Examples

Statistics
Moving Average

218 14 Additional Examples
Solver Equation for Moving Averages

Chi-Squared χ2 Statistics
If necessary

220 14 Additional Examples
If the expected values vary

Keystroke Display Description
Number

Use
Assistance, Batteries Memory, and Service
Assistance, Batteries, Memory, and Service

Answers to Common Questions
Obtaining Help in Operating the Calculator

Assistance, Batteries, Memory, and Service
Power and Batteries
Low-Power Indications

Do not use rechargeable batteries
Installing Batteries
Assistance, Batteries, Memory, and Service
Managing Calculator Memory
Resetting the Calculator
Reset hole

For selecting English language
Erasing Continuous Memory
For selecting the other languages

For English language
For the other languages

Determining If the Calculator Requires Service
Clock Accuracy

Environmental Limits
Confirming Calculator Operation Self-Test
If the calculator won’t turn on

If the calculator doesn’t respond to keystrokes
Warranty
Assistance, Batteries, Memory, and Service
Europe Country Telephone numbers
Regulatory information
Asia Pacific Country Telephone numbers

America Country Telephone numbers
Canada
Japan

More About Calculations
IRR% Calculations

Possible Outcomes of Calculating IRR%
More About Calculations

Halting and Restarting the IRR% Calculation
Storing a Guess for IRR%

Direct Solutions
Solver Calculations

O F I T = P R I C E － C O S T
S T = P R I C E － P R O F I T

E a ＝L x W
＝ a R E a ÷ W

Iterative Solutions
Case 1a Case 1b Is exactly Is not exactly
More About Calculations
J1A =4HFFHFI
Equations Used by Built-in Menus
Actuarial Functions

－ n
100

Percentage Calculations in Business BUS
Time Value of Money TVM

Amortization
Interest Rate Conversions
Cash-Flow Calculations

NOM % P
NPV ＝ CF0 + ∑CFj x Uspv i% nj x Sppv i% Nj

Bond Calculations
NUS ＝ Uspv i% N Total ＝ ∑nj × CFj

Depreciation Calculations
DB ＝ Basis × Fact % /100

Sum and Statistics
Forecasting

Model Transformation
Equations Used in Chapter
SXY = Σ

SX 2 × SY
PV = − PMT

Odd-Period Calculations
Advance Payments

Modified Internal Rate of Return
Menu Maps
Menu Maps

Figure C-2. Currx Menu
Figure C-3. FIN Menu
Figure C-3 . FIN Menu
Figure C-4. SUM Menu
Figure C-5. Time Menu
Figure C-6. Solve Menu
RPN Summary
About RPN

About RPN on the HP 17bII+
RPN Summary

Setting RPN Mode
To select RPN mode Press @

Where the RPN Functions Are
Function Definition Key to Use Name

~ same as
Same as

Arithmetic Topics Affected by RPN Mode
Doing Calculations in RPN

Simple Arithmetic
27 %
To Calculate Press Display

RPN Mode ALG Mode
Calculations with STO and RCL

Chain Calculations－No Parentheses
+ 5 E 6 +
RPN The Stack
What the Stack Is

RPN The Stack
Reviewing the Stack Roll Down
Exchanging the X- and Y-Registers in the Stack

Arithmetic－How the Stack Does It
How Enter Works
＋ 6 ：

Clearing Numbers
Reusing Numbers
Last X Register

Retrieving Numbers from Last
Chain Calculations
Solution 23 @w13 E9 *-7@t+
Exercises

RPN Selected Examples
RPN Selected Examples

RPN Selected Examples
#$ 5?@2 HA 0EAH 10 @ Stores total number Payments 1000000 E
For E, press =, not
#TIMES1 for FLOW1

I11 I G9ECLT8U
# 5?@2 JH=
# 5?@2 JH= Begin mode
Error Messages
Error Messages

H22E2I EOH2G9EC
Error Messages
Error Messages
EOH2G9EC
Error Messages
Index
#Special Characters

Index
143 2, 42 -,150

169
147

156
166 56 ›, 132 a, 78 Z

=, F
74-75

31-32
174-76

85-87
115 ?, 32 ª, 150 «, 150 ¬
145

149
144
162-64

116
64 I

181-83
133

168-71
138-39

72-73
213-15

239
132 k, 186 o, 42 3, 42 L
132-34

132 , 109 +, 49, 53 6, 52, 128 ‘, 128
\, 143 N

Memory. See also Continuous Memory
146

143-44
101 w, 101 x, 101 /, 157 @, 56 B, 56 J, 56 4, 42 j
92-94

175
56 5, 42 , 18 @p, 186 P
85-86
PMT. See also Payments in TVM, 63 rounded amortization

80-81
115
Using
56 Q, 56 l, 186 ¡

128
146-47

243-46
176

171
148
178

132 L
109 ‹, 115 M
This regulation applies only to The Netherlands