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Get original number from percent change

Excel formula: Get original number from percent change
Generic formula 

To calculate the original number based on current value and known percentage change, you can use a simple formula that divides the current value by the percent plus 1.


In the example, the active cell contains this formula:


In this case, Excel first calculates the result of B6 + 1, then divides C6 by the result:


Rounded result

In the example shown, values in column D are using the currency format, which displays 2 decimal places automatically. If you want to force the result to be rounded to 2 decimal places, just wrap in the ROUND function:

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