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How to Calculate Percent Increase or Decrease in Excel

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Quick question for you groovy excel ppl out there. I need a quick answer to the best way to calculate % increase and decrease in Excel?

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Here are the formulas I use in Excel:

Percent Increase

=sum(NEW-OLD)/OLD

Percent Decrease

=sum(OLD-NEW)/OLD

Example: Let's say I bought a stock for $50 and now I'm going to sell it for $125. What is the % Increase of the stock sale? In Excel I would enter =sum(125-50)/50 and it would give me 150% increase.

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Here are the formulas I use in Excel:

Percent Increase

=sum(NEW-OLD)/OLD

Percent Decrease

=sum(OLD-NEW)/OLD

Example: Let's say I bought a stock for $50 and now I'm going to sell it for $125. What is the % Increase of the stock sale? In Excel I would enter =sum(125-50)/50 and it would give me 150% increase.

 

Nice work MrGroove. Small typo in your example though. it should be =sum(125-50)/50

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Here are the formulas I use in Excel:

Percent Increase

=sum(NEW-OLD)/OLD

Percent Decrease

=sum(OLD-NEW)/OLD

Example: Let's say I bought a stock for $50 and now I'm going to sell it for $125. What is the % Increase of the stock sale? In Excel I would enter =sum(125-50)/50 and it would give me 150% increase.

 

Nice catch @simon H - My bad!

Thanks for catching that!

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Here are the formulas I use in Excel:

Percent Increase

=sum(NEW-OLD)/OLD

Percent Decrease

=sum(OLD-NEW)/OLD

Example: Let's say I bought a stock for $50 and now I'm going to sell it for $125. What is the % Increase of the stock sale? In Excel I would enter =sum(125-50)/50 and it would give me 150% increase.

 

bingo - thnx

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