increase or decrease between cells in excel

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I have two groups of data and i want to work out the percentage increase or decrease against the cell values.

cell B20 58%
cell k20 70%

what is the formula to determine its rate of increase or decrease?
Question by:PeterBaileyUk
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    Accepted Solution

    in cell T20 you could enter the formula:


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    this would give you the value of 12%.

    decreases would lead to negative values.
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    Expert Comment

    if you would rather want the value of 21% (to state that 70 is a 21 percent increase to the previous value of 58), use:


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    Author Closing Comment

    I feel silly seeing how simple that was! thank you for your quick reply!

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