That formula works fine
Sheet4
A B C D 1 100 10 10% 1
Spreadsheet Formulas
Cell Formula D1 =A1/B1*C1
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Hi there,
My question is as follows: I have data which I need to divide, then multiply by a percentage.
For example: I wish to divide A1 by B1, then multiply this total by a percentage in C1. Preferably, I would like to do all of this in one cell.
I have been trying A1/B1*C1, but I believe I need to seperate the first calculation from the second one?
Is this relatively easy to do? Any help would be appreciated! I am using Excel 2007 and happy to provide any further information.
That formula works fine
Sheet4
A B C D 1 100 10 10% 1
Spreadsheet Formulas
Cell Formula D1 =A1/B1*C1
Excel tables to the web >> Excel Jeanie HTML 4
HTH, Peter
Please test any code on a copy of your workbook.
Looks like you are after one of these...
=(A1/B1)*C1
=(A1/B1)*(1+C1)
Assuming too much and qualifying too much are two faces of the same problem.
It's not clear what you are trying to do, an example may be easier to help solve.
However,
Is mathematically identical toCode:=A1/B1*C1
Since a division operation supersedes a multiplication oneCode:=(A1/B1)*C1
Hi there,
Thank you for such a quick response. It seems my method is therefore incorrect, as opposed to the formula used.
Essentially, I want the following:
A1/B1 + C1 (C1 is a percentage of the total of A1/B1).
So, if A1 is 400, B1 is 0.75 and C1 is 20%, I want to first do the following:
400/0.75
Then work out what 20% of this figure is and add it within the cell, giving me a total of 640.
Apologies if this isn't very clear - Mathematics has never been my strong point, unfortunately.
Ty:
This is what Aladin suggested in his postCode:=(A1/B1)*(1+C1)
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Perfect! Thank you so much, JackDanIce, Desu Nota and Aladin!
Hope you don't mind me asking, but can you recommend anywhere where I can read about what's happening within the formula, with the *(1+C1)? The name of the calculation will be great - Just so I can learn more about it!
It is just math!
You wanted to get 20% of the total, then add it to the value A1/B1;doing this method requires two steps.
Example:
1) 400/.75 = 533.33
2) 20% of 533.33 is the same as saying 533.33*0.20 = 106.66
3) 533.33 + 106.66 = 640
instead:
1) 400/7.5 = 533.33
2) 533.33*(1+20%) which is 533.33*(1+0.20) = 640
Equation two is saying essentially multiply 533.33 by 120% (or by 100% + 20%).
If you want to give this a name it would be the distributive property (I guess ) A(B+C) = AB + AC
533.33(1+0.20) = 533.33(1) + 533.33(0.20) = 533.33 + 106.66 = 540
Hope that clarifies it!
Last edited by Desu Nota from Columbus; Jun 20th, 2011 at 01:36 PM.
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Wonderful - thank you! Told you my maths wasn't very good .
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