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# The % of a discounted price

How to work a % from the total number, eg: find the % if an item was sold for a discounted price of 130 and the asking price was 199

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Im sure there is other ways to do this, here is a formula
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The formula is:

Orig. price - Sale price / Orig. price=%
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EX-1: \$100-\$50/\$100=0.5 or 50%
(move decimal two places to the right)

I changed your sample equation to make an even percentage

If the sale price was \$131.34 and the Orig. price was \$199 the savings in percentage is 34%.

EX2: 199-131.34/199=0.34 34%

To test the equation multiply the % by the Orig. price:

67.66+131.34=199

Hope this helps--wicc--

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Lets say Your

MRP = 199
BESTSALE = 130

Now you want to calculate that howmuch percentage of BESTSALE i.e 130, will be added to get MRP i.e. 199.

If m right what do you want, then use the following formula:

Percentage = ((MRP/BESTSALE) - 1) x 100

In your case 199/130 = 1.5307....
So 1.5307 - 1 = 0.5307
Then 0.5307 x 100 = 53.07 %

Thanks
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