# 2003= negative number&2004= negative number How Do I Calculate gro

1. ## 2003= negative number&2004= negative number How Do I Calculate gro

How do you calculate the percentage of Improvement when the start value and
the new value are both negative?
For example if in 2003 we had -\$15,000 and in 2004 we had -\$8,000 how can I
calculate the percentage of improvement? What formula do I use? Because the
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2. ## Re: 2003= negative number&2004= negative number How Do I Calculate gro

One way:

A1: -15000
A2: -8000
A3: =A2/A1-1 ==> -47% (formatted as a percentage)

IOW, you reduced your deficit by 47%.

In article <6709A9B2-4E09-4E94-B82E-E0EF2D1A8726@microsoft.com>,
"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> How do you calculate the percentage of Improvement when the start value and
> the new value are both negative?
> For example if in 2003 we had -\$15,000 and in 2004 we had -\$8,000 how can I
> calculate the percentage of improvement? What formula do I use? Because the
> formul  Register To Reply