Is the formula:

If the formula in (D1/P0 - Change S ) + (i+g) + Change PE

and change in S is a negative % then why would they still solve it this way:

D1/P = 4

Change in S = -0.5

Answer : 3.5 … wtf? should it be 4.5 since its - and ( - ) x ( - ) = + ?

Sample 2009 Question 5 part A.

Can anyone explain please?