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Percentage formula Hi there i am trying to add 37.5 percent to a cost price in a spreadsheet, could you please advise me on what i have to do

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In cell A1 type amount of cost price, i cell A2 type 37.5, in cell A3 type =A1*A2, in cell A4 type =A1+A3, You will get amount including cost price with 37.5 percent.

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Or you can go for cost(1.375). That will add up 37.5% of the cost to the original cost.

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    I mean

    =cost*1.375

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=cost*.375

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