CFA CFA Level 1 can a BA II PLUS calculator solve algebra such as the following? 80 = 100/(1 + r) ^10 thank you!

can a BA II PLUS calculator solve algebra such as the following? 80 = 100/(1 + r) ^10 thank you!

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    • HEDGE81B
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      can a BA II PLUS calculator solve algebra such as the following?
      80 = 100/(1 + r) ^10 
      thank you!

    • fp92
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      Yes, I guess you just have to back out r like any calculator…

    • rutadaniel
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      You can’t type in the whole formula and have a one-button solve, if that’s what you’re asking. As @fp92 says you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way.

    • HEDGE81B
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      In the exam, will we have time to execute algebra “in the old-fashioned way” ? no much time for linear interpolation either … that’s how i see it.

    • rutadaniel
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      @HEDGE81B the exam is pretty time-intensive, so best to practice if that’s something you’re going to struggle with.

      Not sure what your point about linear interpolation is. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a CFA question with linear interpolation before so that’s probably moot.

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