Enter the scrap value ($), the written down value ($), and the useful life of asset (periods) into the WDV Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the WDV Rate.

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## WDV Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the WDV Rate.

WDV = [1 - (SV/WV)^{(1/n)}] *100

- Where WDV is the WDV Rate (%)
- SV is the scrap value ($)
- WV is the written down value ($)
- n is the useful life of asset (periods)

## How to Calculate WDV Rate?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the WDV Rate.

**Example Problem #1**

- First, determine the scrap value ($).
- The scrap value ($) is calculated to be : 3.

- Next, determine the written down value ($).
- The written down value ($) is measured to be: 10.

- Next, determine the useful life of asset (periods).
- The useful life of asset (periods) is found to be: 5.

- Finally, calculate the WDV Rate using the formula above:

WDV = [1 – (SV/WV)^(1/n)] *100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

WDV = [1 – (3/10)^(1/5) ]*100 = 21.399 (%)

**Example Problem #2**

The variables required for this problem are provided below:

scrap value ($) = 6

written down value ($) = 15

useful life of asset (periods) = 4

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator.

WDV = [1 – (SV/WV)^(1/n)] *100 =** **(%)