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    goals

    i'm working on an excel spreadsheet, having trouble trying to find the solution.
    2009 goal is <1.25% (cell b4)
    As of 2-28-09 it is 1.72% (cell c4)
    need to find the percentage above/below goal (cell d4)

    i have tried =c4 - b4 to no avail
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbub64 View Post
    i'm working on an excel spreadsheet, having trouble trying to find the solution.
    2009 goal is <1.25% (cell b4)
    As of 2-28-09 it is 1.72% (cell c4)
    need to find the percentage above/below goal (cell d4)

    i have tried =c4 - b4 to no avail
    x = (-1 + c4 / b4)*100 will give you the percentage of b4 above c4.

    IE x is such that: b4 + x% = c4. (If your calculator lets you add percent in that way).
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