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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

The concept of "percentage difference" depends upon what you use as your comparator, or the "base" amount.

Suppose the 8.50 value is entered in cell B3 and 4.80 is entered in cell C3.

To compute what percentage you'd save (off the higher price) if you buy from the cheaper supplier, you could enter into cell D3 a formula like: =(B3-C3)/B3

This would result in a numeric value of 0.435294, meaning you'd save about 43.53% off the higher price. In this case, your "base" amount is $8.50.

Alternatively, if you used the lower price as the "base", then you could use a formula like: =B3/C3

This would result in a numeric value of 1.770833, meaning the higher price is 177.08% of the lower price, so it costs about 77% more.

HTH!

Suppose the 8.50 value is entered in cell B3 and 4.80 is entered in cell C3.

To compute what percentage you'd save (off the higher price) if you buy from the cheaper supplier, you could enter into cell D3 a formula like: =(B3-C3)/B3

This would result in a numeric value of 0.435294, meaning you'd save about 43.53% off the higher price. In this case, your "base" amount is $8.50.

Alternatively, if you used the lower price as the "base", then you could use a formula like: =B3/C3

This would result in a numeric value of 1.770833, meaning the higher price is 177.08% of the lower price, so it costs about 77% more.

HTH!

Feb 03, 2014 | Avanquest Spreadsheet Professional Full...

In an empty cell on sheet 1 press =

then click the cell that contains the first figure

press +

switch to sheet 2

click on the cell that contains the 2nd figure

press enter

go and look at sheet one and see the answer :-)

In my spreadsheet this cell now contains the formula

=A3+Sheet2!A1

then click the cell that contains the first figure

press +

switch to sheet 2

click on the cell that contains the 2nd figure

press enter

go and look at sheet one and see the answer :-)

In my spreadsheet this cell now contains the formula

=A3+Sheet2!A1

Nov 15, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

The formula is 200/700 equals the percentage;if you're in columns a, b, and c, the formula in c1 will look like:

=b1/a1.

Then you can format the cell to show the number (.2857) as a percentage (28.57%).

=b1/a1.

Then you can format the cell to show the number (.2857) as a percentage (28.57%).

Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

Try having the cells refer to the ones you would like in the formula then have a statement something like if a = 1 then yes or if a = 2 then no and have it after become a percentage by dividing the sum by the count. Let me know if you need more help.

Dec 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

=10000*(1+0.96)^12

=10000*(1+0.10)^18

=10000*(1+0.10)^24

=10000*(1+0.10)^18

=10000*(1+0.10)^24

Dec 02, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

It could have a virus or simply too much data in it or too much data linked to it. Try doing a copy of the whole spreadsheet, and then paste the data into a new spreadsheet. If it doesn't contain too many different formulas, try pasting only the values, and then replace the formulas manually. You might also try just deleting the links, if there are any. If this doesn't solve it, reply to this thread and let us know.

Hope this will FixYa!!!

Hope this will FixYa!!!

Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

No problem, Melinda, I am here to help!

If I understood correctly, your spreadsheet looks something like this:

A B C D

1 Question Yes No Total

2 Is sky blue? 20 2 22

3 Is world round? etc.

In this case, the formula for % of Yes would be: =B2/D2. This would give you a decimal point result such as 0.909091. Now if you want to make this look like a percentage in your spreadsheet, just do the following:

1) click on the cell where you have the division formula

2) clck on Format in the top menu bar

3) click on Cells

4) click on the Number tab (if you're not already there)

5) click on Percentage in the list of categories

6) click OK

To boil it all down to a simple principle, percentages are created in Excel by dividing the two numbers using a formula with "/" in it, and then formatting the result to look like a percentage instead of a decimal.

I might have misunderstood your question, and I have an idea of what else you might have been asking (and another slightly more complicated solution for it!), so please let me know if my first answer didn't hit the mark!

Good Luck!

Regards,

RichMTech

If I understood correctly, your spreadsheet looks something like this:

A B C D

1 Question Yes No Total

2 Is sky blue? 20 2 22

3 Is world round? etc.

In this case, the formula for % of Yes would be: =B2/D2. This would give you a decimal point result such as 0.909091. Now if you want to make this look like a percentage in your spreadsheet, just do the following:

1) click on the cell where you have the division formula

2) clck on Format in the top menu bar

3) click on Cells

4) click on the Number tab (if you're not already there)

5) click on Percentage in the list of categories

6) click OK

To boil it all down to a simple principle, percentages are created in Excel by dividing the two numbers using a formula with "/" in it, and then formatting the result to look like a percentage instead of a decimal.

I might have misunderstood your question, and I have an idea of what else you might have been asking (and another slightly more complicated solution for it!), so please let me know if my first answer didn't hit the mark!

Good Luck!

Regards,

RichMTech

Aug 08, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

go to page setup and under scaling you can adjust to your required percentage

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