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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.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

=cost*.375

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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...

If the value in A1 is 100, and the value of A2 is 120, then the formula =(A2/A1)-1 will return 0.2. If the cell containing the formula is then formatted to display as percentage it will show as 20%.

Dec 13, 2013 | Microsoft Excel for PC

lets say you have the column B with the prices. Got to column C right beside the first price cell (I'll take B2 as first cell for example) which is C2 and type

=1.2*B2

Copy this formula in the column C all the way down to the last price Cell. That will give you all the updated prices.

Before you delete the column B where all your old prices are you need to do one more thing. Select the entire C column (new prices) go to edit and click on copy. Before you click anywhere else go back to edit and click on paste special and select value. This will change the formula cell you have created a minute ago to a value cell. Now you can delete the old prices. Good luck :)

=1.2*B2

Copy this formula in the column C all the way down to the last price Cell. That will give you all the updated prices.

Before you delete the column B where all your old prices are you need to do one more thing. Select the entire C column (new prices) go to edit and click on copy. Before you click anywhere else go back to edit and click on paste special and select value. This will change the formula cell you have created a minute ago to a value cell. Now you can delete the old prices. Good luck :)

Feb 25, 2009 | Business & Productivity Software

Hi saleem_share,

I'm not sure why you would want to use excel to create a P&L, but the same formula would apply to excel as it would for a standard P&L. In one section of the spreadsheet add all of your income accounts. Then Subtract your cost of sales from that. That would equal your Gross Profit. After that add all the rest of your Expenses, and subtract from the Gross Profit, which would give you your net Profit or Loss Example:

Description

Amount

Formula

Sales Product A

1,000.00

Sales Product B

1,000.00

Total Sales

2,000.00

SUM(C1:C2)

Cost of Sales Product A

500.00

Cost of Sales Product B

200.00

Total Cost of Sales

700.00

SUM(C5:C6)

Gross Profit

1,300.00

SUM(C4-C7)

Auto

25.00

Utilities

50.00

Payroll

300.00

Office Supplies

20.00

Total Expenses

395.00

Net Profit

905.00

SUM(C8-C14)

I hope this helps

Mark

I'm not sure why you would want to use excel to create a P&L, but the same formula would apply to excel as it would for a standard P&L. In one section of the spreadsheet add all of your income accounts. Then Subtract your cost of sales from that. That would equal your Gross Profit. After that add all the rest of your Expenses, and subtract from the Gross Profit, which would give you your net Profit or Loss Example:

Description

Amount

Formula

Sales Product A

1,000.00

Sales Product B

1,000.00

Total Sales

2,000.00

SUM(C1:C2)

Cost of Sales Product A

500.00

Cost of Sales Product B

200.00

Total Cost of Sales

700.00

SUM(C5:C6)

Gross Profit

1,300.00

SUM(C4-C7)

Auto

25.00

Utilities

50.00

Payroll

300.00

Office Supplies

20.00

Total Expenses

395.00

Net Profit

905.00

SUM(C8-C14)

I hope this helps

Mark

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

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 Business & Productivity Software

=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...

=(Click cell that you want to work out 30% of)*30/100

Nov 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

the formula would be as follows:

X + Y%(X) = Z or 176.37 + .128(176.37)=198.95

If you were going to do this in MS Excelit would be:

assume 176.37 is in A! and the .128 is in A2 and the total will be in A3

A1 + A2(A1) = A3

Remember to multiply by percent, first divide the percent by 100

5% would be .05

Hope this helps

Loringh

X + Y%(X) = Z or 176.37 + .128(176.37)=198.95

If you were going to do this in MS Excelit would be:

assume 176.37 is in A! and the .128 is in A2 and the total will be in A3

A1 + A2(A1) = A3

Remember to multiply by percent, first divide the percent by 100

5% would be .05

Hope this helps

Loringh

Oct 15, 2008 | Business & Productivity Software

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

Jul 22, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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