( sumColumnsGreaterThan2 - sumColumns1And2 ) / theInitialAmount
Column Difference Derivation
|Special Case: x0=100, p=1, with annual compounding
||General Case: x0, p, and the compounding period are arbitrary
|Each power of ten is multiplied by its subsequent column entries.
||The constants c = y = 100 keep the binomial numbers conspicuous.
On this page, I will present a derivation of the function that was simply stated on my economic hypothesis page. This derivation is a check on earlier work, and I seem to have gotten it right the first time.