Percentages in Excel

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July 15, 2010 at 16:18:33
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to get my spreadsheet to automatically figure out what 4% of the dollar amount in cell A is and post it in cell B. How do i do that?

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July 15, 2010 at 17:05:06
A is not a cell, nor is B.

They are both columns.

If you meant A1 and B1, then try this:

In B1 enter =A1*.04

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July 16, 2010 at 05:33:30

If you want to show what is going on and be able to more easily change the percentage, do this:
Original value in cell A1
In cell B1 type 4% (no equal sign, just the number 4 and the % sign) and hit enter
Cell B1 will display 4%
In cell C1 enter =A1*B1
C1 will display the percentage

Now you can enter a new percentage value in B1 without using the percent sign
and without editing a formula.


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