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Old February 10th 05, 04:49 AM
JB
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Default need formula for percent off of column

I know nothing about this and I am in a pickle. I don't even know where to
type in the formula, so please spell it out for me in kindergarten language.
I need a formula that will figure a percentage off.

I have a column that is Retail Price and I need a formula that will auto
fill 15% off the retail price of each cell in the previous column.

I hope I am explaining this correctly.

Thanks,
JB
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Old February 10th 05, 05:51 AM
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Hi!

Assume your current retail price list is in the range
A1:A10.

In cell B1 enter this formula:

=A1-A1*.15

With cell B1 still selected use your mouse and point to
the little black square in the bottom right of the cursor.
The fat "+" sign will change to a skinny "+" sign. Left
click and hold then drag copy the formula down to A10.

Biff

>-----Original Message-----
>I know nothing about this and I am in a pickle. I don't

even know where to
>type in the formula, so please spell it out for me in

kindergarten language.
>I need a formula that will figure a percentage off.
>
>I have a column that is Retail Price and I need a formula

that will auto
>fill 15% off the retail price of each cell in the

previous column.
>
>I hope I am explaining this correctly.
>
>Thanks,
>JB
>.
>

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Old February 10th 05, 05:51 AM
JE McGimpsey
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Since 100% is equal to one, 15% off can be represented as 100%-15%, or
1-15%, so if your retail price is in column A:

B1: =A1 * (1-15%)

which is also equivalent to

B1: =A1 * 85%


You can copy that formula in B1 down as far as necessary.


In article >,
"JB" > wrote:

> I know nothing about this and I am in a pickle. I don't even know where to
> type in the formula, so please spell it out for me in kindergarten language.
> I need a formula that will figure a percentage off.
>
> I have a column that is Retail Price and I need a formula that will auto
> fill 15% off the retail price of each cell in the previous column.
>
> I hope I am explaining this correctly.

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Old February 10th 05, 07:55 AM
Gordon
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JE McGimpsey wrote:
> Since 100% is equal to one, 15% off can be represented as 100%-15%, or
> 1-15%, so if your retail price is in column A:
>
> B1: =A1 * (1-15%)


S/be =A1 * (1-0.15)

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Old February 10th 05, 03:42 PM
JE McGimpsey
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Works either way.

In article >,
Gordon > wrote:

> S/be =A1 * (1-0.15)

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Old February 10th 05, 06:45 PM
JB
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GREAT! Thanks so much!

"JE McGimpsey" wrote:

> Works either way.
>
> In article >,
> Gordon > wrote:
>
> > S/be =A1 * (1-0.15)

>

 




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