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    Smile Quick excel help

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