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    Percentage formula

    Hi,
    Can someone please tell me why the formula =F3*1.50 doesn't work in excel.
    what I'm trying to do is that the cost plus 50%. I need this formula to be copy to more than one cell. so whatever the cost is in F3 times 100% plus 50%.
    Please help
    dxiong
    Last edited by VBA Noob; 09-05-2008 at 02:24 PM.

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    What do you mean by "doesn't work"? Is it wrong answer, gives an error, what?.. that seems to be a valid formula...
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    So the formula works? but when you drag it down the cell range changes??
    =$f$3*1.5 will stop the range from changing when you drag the formula

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    What do you mean it doesn't work? Are you getting a number back or an error?

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    It works now..ah...just forgot to adjust the cell to be big enough for the numbers.. I kept getting alot of the ## signs..
    Thanks so much for all the help
    dxiong

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    Wink Help with percentage not fixed formula

    Hi this formula is what I have B4*1.50, which in this case its fixed at 50% everytime. What I want is the percentage is not fixed and it could be any percentage. What can I put into this formula so that it can take any percentage?
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    Replace the number with a cell reference.

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    Wink percentage formula help

    Is the cell reference the "$" sign? I tried to do that and it didn't work..please let me know how you do it?

    Thanks so much
    dxiong

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    =F3 * (1 + A1), where A1 contains the percentage change.

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    Thanks so much for your help!
    It works now...
    dxiong

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    Cool Re: Percentage formula

    ecause =F3*1.50 simply times the number of F3 by 1.50 and 1.50 is not a percent

    try this one..

    =F3*(1+ 100%)+(1+ 50%)

    tnx..
    Last edited by jmdencris; 10-28-2011 at 11:35 PM.

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    Re: Percentage formula

    try this one..

    =F3*(1+ 100%)+(1+ 50%)

    tnx..

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    Re: Percentage formula

    3 years old thread. I doubt the OP still has a problem...
    Quoting entire posts clutters the forum and makes threads hard to read !

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    Cool Re: Percentage formula

    Quote Originally Posted by Dxiong View Post
    Hi,
    Can someone please tell me why the formula =F3*1.50 doesn't work in excel.
    what I'm trying to do is that the cost plus 50%. I need this formula to be copy to more than one cell. so whatever the cost is in F3 times 100% plus 50%.
    Please help
    dxiong

    Here it is / Try this:

    =SUM(F3*1.5)

    (it worked for me)

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