Circular Reference Warning - formula issue

capitolideas

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May 27, 2013
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Hi!

When I enter this formula, I get this error, "Circular Reference Warning...One or more formulas contain a circular reference and may not calculate correctly..."

Here is my formula:

=P3*(1+Q17/100)

cell P3 = 66,255
cell Q17 = -100

Just to experiment, I changed cell Q17 to 50.0 just to see if the error still occurs and it does.
What can I do to satisfy this error?
 

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pgc01

MrExcel MVP
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Apr 25, 2006
Messages
19,884
Hi

Where are you entering the formula?

Are the values in P3 and Q17 number values that you type in, or are those values the result of a formula? Which formula?

Usually when you add a formula with a circular reference excel draws an arrow pointing to the reference that is causing it. Does this not happen in your case?
 

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