If $336 has been inflated by 27.5% what is the formula to get to the original price in excel?

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- Jul 4th 2013, 12:00 AMBrinklowQuick excel help
If $336 has been inflated by 27.5% what is the formula to get to the original price in excel?

- Jul 4th 2013, 01:24 AMchiroRe: Quick excel help
Hey Brinklow.

Hint: If something is 1.275 times the original value then what do you need to multiply by to get 1.00? (Hint 1/1.275). - Jul 4th 2013, 04:57 AMHallsofIvyRe: Quick excel help
Another way of thinking about it: If X is the original amount and it has been "inflated by 27.5%", it has been increased by .275X so is equal to X+ .275X= 1.275X= 336. Divide both sides by 1.275.

(That is*mathematics*. It has nothing to do with "Excel".)