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Formula problem
Formula problem  
Hi Jan,
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.


Hi Lyn,

The formula for calculating just the discount amount itself is


To get the amount without discount you need:


So to get the net amount you need:

=A22*F22 - A22*F22*G22

Which can be rewritten to:

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Jan Karel Pieterse


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