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Spreadsheet formulaes Can you give me the formulae to use in Excel to calculate cost x by 70% and add 17.5% so that I can recalculate my prices as they are constantly fluctuating

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  • ggbtle Oct 09, 2008

    it was probably me but i couldn't get the formulae to work


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1. enter = symbol
2. enter ( symbol
2. enter cell location where your cost value is
3. enter * symbol
4. enter 0.7
5. enter ) symbol
6. enter 0.175

eg. =(A3*0.7)*0.175 where A3 is the cell location where your cost amount is

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Do you mean convert to the current currency rate? like you have 1$ in the cell and you want it to show .70 £

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