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learn excel - Percentage growth formula

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Mon 19 Mar 2007, 09:22 replyReply Delegate Caroline said...

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Percentage growth formula

Do you know what formula you type to work out the percentage growth of a series of numbers over a time period? i.e. how much each consecutive figure has increased/decreased by?

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Mon 19 Mar 2007, 12:55 replyReply Trainer Amanda said...

RE: percentage growth formula

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for your question.

The formula will involve a subtraction and a division. For example, if:

Month Value
Jan 12
Feb 6

then the formula is =(Feb value - Jan value)/Feb value

You will need to format the cell containing the formula to display as a percentage as well.



Excel tip:

Finding cells that have data restrictions

Click anywhere on the worksheet.
On the Edit menu, click Go To.
Click Special.
Click Data validation.
Click All.

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