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FORMULA NEEDED FAST

Project I am working on has the following:
Base Rate, Opt Yr 1, Opt Yr 2, Opt Yr 3, Opt Yr 4.

I need each Opt Yr to calculate Base Rate + 5%, However, I have 40 rows to do this for. Can I create a formula outside the cells I am using that will automatically calculate each time I put a base rate in a cell instead of having to create a formula for each and every cell in every row? I know it is possible but I cannot remember how to do it and I was stumped when creating the formula. I believe I am missing something. Please help, project due soon!

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  • vhenley Dec 18, 2008

    I still think my formula is wrong.



    =SUM(BaseRate*.05)(Opt Yr 1)



    How do I get the formula outside the cell to populate for all 4 columns? I know there is a simple way of doing it but I am not getting it correct.

  • vhenley Dec 18, 2008

    I get ######

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    how to calculate pf?

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Yes you can create the formula outside the cell or you can create it one time and copy it down to the other cells. That way it will populate once it is used.

The formula should be Base Rate * .05 to get the result then add the result back to the base rate.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Dec 18, 2008

    What happens when you copy the formula to the other cells?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Dec 18, 2008

    The column isn't long enough or it needs to be formatted for numbers. That will get rid of the ###

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