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    Column A has dollar amounts from 1999.
    Column B has dollar amounts from 2000.

    I want column C to calculate the percentage increase or decrease from column A to column B.

    For example:
    $16,325 $21,100 +23.7%
    $41,250 $18,145 -56.1%

    I need the + and - signs to be included. How do I write this formula?

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    C1=> =(B1-A1)/A1

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    Smozgur got it correct... But without the plus sign. Do you REALLY need the plus sign?

    It can be done but you will loose the ability to treat the cell as a value. Do you still want to do it?

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    Oops,

    =IF((B1-A1)/A1<0,"-" & ROUND((B1-A1)/A1*100,2) & "%","-" & ROUND((B1-A1)/A1*100,2) & "%")

    or just first comment and format cells as custom like below:

    +0,00%,-0,00%



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    On 2002-04-23 11:16, Harley wrote:
    Column A has dollar amounts from 1999.
    Column B has dollar amounts from 2000.

    I want column C to calculate the percentage increase or decrease from column A to column B.

    For example:
    $16,325 $21,100 +23.7%
    $41,250 $18,145 -56.1%

    I need the + and - signs to be included. How do I write this formula?
    =IF(A1>B1,"-"&ROUND(100*((A1-B1))/A1,1)&"%","+"&ROUND(100*((B1-A1)/B1),1)&"%")

    Darn it. All those cosmetics keeps you editing...

    Aladin

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    Smozgur just posted what I was thinking of.

    Keep one thing in mind though, you can no longer treat the C column as values. They are now strings.

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    John, it will not loose its ability with formatting way:

    Just goto format cells after applying my first formula and select Custom then use this custom format:

    +0,00%,-0,00%

    (i am not sure about (,) between formats, my version works with ( like this

    +0,00%;-0,00%)


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    Smozgur,

    Ahaha.. I learned something. Thanks.

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    John,

    me too

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