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Get total from percentage

Excel formula: Get total from percentage
Generic formula 
= amount / percent
Explanation 

If you have an amount and the percentage that the amount represents of a total, you can calculate the total with a formula that simply divides the amount by the percentage.

How the formula works

In the example, the active cell contains this formula:

=C6/D6

Excel simply divides the value in cell C6 by the percentage value in cell D6. The result is the number $1,120, which is the total of all expenses in this case.

Note that the value in cell D6 is a decimal value (in this case .625).

Author 
Dave Bruns

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