# 5/8 of 217,000.00

#### Stephen_IV

##### Well-known Member
Please don't laugh. It's been a long time since I have done this stuff. I have q quick question can anyone tell me how to figure out 5/8 of \$217,000.00. I want to know how much money 5/8 would be out of 217,000.00. I know that 8/8 is one whole. Still confused ??

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##### MrExcel MVP
If A1 houses \$217,000.00, B1 =5/8, then C1:

=A1*B1

#### jindon

##### MrExcel MVP
Hi,

Or

if you have whole amount in A1 and 5/8 in B1 as text then

=A1*--TEXT(LEFT(B1,FIND("/",B1)-1),"0")/--MID(B1,FIND("/",B1)+1,9^9)

hope this helps
jindon

#### Tazguy37

##### MrExcel MVP
=A1*EVAL(B1)
Where A1 is the value (ex. \$217,000.00) and B1 is a text 5/8

I figured I'd throw that one in the pot, too

#### parry

##### MrExcel MVP
Hi Stephen, Ive always found the easiest way is to work it back to 1/? then multiply by the numerator.

1) 1/8th of \$217,000 is =217000/8 ... result 27,125
2) So 5/8th must be 5 * 1/8th so =5 * 27125 ... result 135,625
Or all in one formula...
=(217000/8)*5

regards
Parry

#### PA HS Teacher

##### Well-known Member
Basically anytime you see the word of, it means you want to multiply.

e.g.

5/8 of 217000 is 5/8 * 217000

BTW - Multiplying by a fraction is the same as multiplying by the numerator (5 in this case) , then dividing by the denominator (8 in this case).

=217000 * 5 / 8

#### Stephen_IV

##### Well-known Member
Thank you all for the help and information. I greatly appreciate it!

Stephen

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