How can we do in Excel 2007 a calculation with 2 percentage cell and return the correct result

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We need to calculate various percentage cell and the result placed in a another percentage cell.

      For example

      A1 = 20%

      A2 = 100-A1

      The result returns 9980% instead of 80%

How can we do this?
(the cell is formatted as percentage)
Question by:rayluvs
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    Accepted Solution

    Put a percent sign after the 100

     A1 = 20%

     A2 = 100%-A1


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    yeah worked!

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