Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 13:32:29 -0700
Reply-To: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
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From: Arthur Tabachneck <art297@NETSCAPE.NET>
Subject: Re: Need to find a value that can make the equation's value = 0
like Solver in Excel
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If you only need to solve for one value, couldn't you just a binary-
tree-type-search using a do while loop?
On Jul 11, 1:34 pm, CC <chchanghe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 10, 8:04 pm, Patrick <patrick.mat...@gmx.ch> wrote:
> > "...need to find Ri for each firm/year."
> > If it's firm/year why then isn't it Ri,t?
> > It would be helpful for someone like me if you also could explain what
> > the different literals mean (M, B, ROE,...). I assume ROE is Return on
> > Investment, but what's the rest?
> > Was this formula given to you or did you develop it based on a
> > problem? My unqualified impression is that this is more a question of
> > getting the maths right first.
> Hi Patrick,
> The formula is a simplified version but I am sure this will not affect
> the result as my main problem is to find a function to deal with it (I
> am pretty sure even it is a simplified version, we can still get an
> answer if we know which function we can use.). And, of course, I will
> use the complete version of formula to solve this question later. The
> M and B are the market value and book value, respectively. I did not
> want to mention it since I will not like to confuse people and want to
> simply focus on the question itself. And, yes, it should be Ri,t
> instead of Ri. So, your observation is correct. Thanks for that.
> But, if we can find one Ri then the rest is easy
> relatively. Could you give me some suggestions on how to solve it?