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**noeltroy** I need to solve this equation. The end goal is to be able to create a worksheet where I can set a goal profitability for a project and have the spreadsheet kick out the suggested price. Here is the equation:

(Price - Labor - Database - Commission)/Price = % profitability

Labor is assumed to be a constant.

Commission has the following equation: Commission = (Price - Labor - Database)*.14

So basically I need to solve for Price and I can't remember for the life of me how to get rid of the parentheses.

Simple Version: (P - L - D - ((P - L - D)*.14))/P = X (Solve for P)

Any help would be incredibly appreciated.