Car value

Car value

How the value of a car depreciates.

Try


Select the button below to open the Python program in a new window. Run the program and read the lines of code to see if you can understand how it works. It will be helpful to arrange your display so that you can have this browser window on one side of the screen and the code on the other.

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Investigate


Questions to think about with this program to check your understanding:

Purpose question

Explain the purpose of the iteration and condition `while value >= resale_value and resale_value > 0:` in line 9.

REVEAL ANSWER

The value of the car is recalculated until the value is less than the resale value and is also more than £0. The first condition stops when the resale value is reached and the second condition ensures the value cannot go below £0.

Reason question

Explain why line 13 is not indented.

REVEAL ANSWER

The final output statement about when to part exchange the car should not be inside the iteration because it needs to be executed after the year to part exchange has been calculated. This statement should only be output once, not after every calculation.

Make


Success Criteria

Change the program so that it:

  1. Only allows the value of the car to be shown up to year 4. Cars cannot be part exchanged with this dealer after year 5.

Typical inputs and outputs from the program would be:

Enter the value of the car purchased: £8500

Enter the minimum part exchange value: £2000

In year 0 the car is worth £ 8500

In year 1 the car is worth £ 6375

In year 2 the car is worth £ 4781

In year 3 the car is worth £ 3585

In year 4 the car is worth £ 2688

Part exchange before the end of year 5

Help

Use the flowcharts if you need more support in understanding the steps required to meet the criteria. Use the Parsons code sorting exercise only if you are really stuck.

Evaluate


Run your code to check that your program has met the success criteria and produces the required output.

Enter the value of the car purchased: £20000

Enter the minimum part exchange value: £5000

In year 0 the car is worth £ 20000

In year 1 the car is worth £ 15000

In year 2 the car is worth £ 11250

In year 3 the car is worth £ 8437

In year 4 the car is worth £ 6327

Part exchange before the end of year 5

Enter the value of the car purchased: £12000

Enter the minimum part exchange value: £8500

In year 0 the car is worth £ 12000

In year 1 the car is worth £ 9000

Part exchange before the end of year 2

Enter the value of the car purchased: £20000

Enter the minimum part exchange value: £1000

In year 0 the car is worth £ 20000

In year 1 the car is worth £ 15000

In year 2 the car is worth £ 11250

In year 3 the car is worth £ 8437

In year 4 the car is worth £ 6327

Part exchange before the end of year 5

Enter the value of the car purchased: £35000

Enter the minimum part exchange value: £5000

In year 0 the car is worth £ 35000

In year 1 the car is worth £ 26250

In year 2 the car is worth £ 19687

In year 3 the car is worth £ 14765

In year 4 the car is worth £ 11073

Part exchange before the end of year 5

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