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Baily writes about the challenges of calculating tables for determining the value of life annuities in cases involving two or more lives, and presents his new method of calculation. Includes several fold-out tables for use in annuity calculations at the end of the paper.

Subject: Mathematics / Economics

Written by Baily at Gray's Inn [London].

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14 May 1812
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Ink on paper
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28 pages

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Francis Baily

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Francis Baily, Unpublished paper, 'On a new method of calculating the value of life-annuities' by Francis Baily, 14 May 1812, AP/8/3, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 17 June 2024

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