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### Using Percentages

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Is it possible to get the increase or decrease value from other cells in the form of percents? The increase or decrease would be placed in a seperate column. example: B1 50 C1 25- what is the increase or decrease from B1 to C1 in the form of percents?

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If you're talking in Excel, the answer is easy. In you example in cell A1 place =c1/b1 and then hit enter. It will probably display 0.5. Now highlight cell A1 and goto format-cells select the numbers tab and then select percentage. Click OK and cell A1 will display 50%.

Don

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Of course, you're probably doing more than one cell. Just format the entire column as percentage and copy the formula down the entire column.

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Thank you so very much. It took quite a while for me to figure this out, but I was extremely glad to see that you answered my question and that I was on the right path.

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by In reply to Using Percentages

Do you want the percent difference?
Or the percent change?

Start by setting the numeric format for the results column to %

Percent difference c1/b1
Percent change (c1-b1)/b1

Chas

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Thank you so very much for your help. It was really useful.

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