Iím trying to do a simple formula to work out the resultant amount of 40% discount taken off the unit price of a book and having no success.
As you can see, Iíve put in =A22*F22-G22 and I figure I should have an amount of $17.97 in the ĎAmountí column as the 40% discount is $11.98.
Can you tell me what Iím doing wrong? I tried also:
Öand they didnít work either.
What you were missing was that you need to apply the percentage on the total value, you were trying to directly subtract the discount percentage as a value which is why it was giving wrong results.
You can use one of the below formulae to get the correct results:
Hope this helps,
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