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asked 2017-01-18 21:31:54 +0100

jridgers gravatar image

updated 2020-09-21 01:33:03 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I want to put this equation into LibreCalc:

= total spend ÷ total sales x 100

I created the formula of =SUM(A16/D16)*100

But I get insteqd of the 79.57 that I'm expecting. What am I doing wrong in the formula I created?

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answered 2017-01-19 00:27:20 +0100

karolus gravatar image

there's nothing to SUM … avoid this useless stuff

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Thanks. I was over thinking it.

jridgers gravatar imagejridgers ( 2017-01-19 06:07:49 +0100 )edit

for me =A16/D16*100, =(A16/D16)*100 and =SUM(A16/D16)*100 all produce the same result, thus i doubt the 'SUM' was the error here, more likely cell formatting or 'late apply of format change' (not evaluated until first edit or 'touch' of value) stepped in ...

newbie-02 gravatar imagenewbie-02 ( 2020-09-22 15:08:46 +0100 )edit

answered 2017-01-18 21:35:26 +0100

Possibly you used Percent as cell format? If so, then you didn't need that 100.

Btw, the proper name is LibreOffice Calc.

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Thanks, noted.

jridgers gravatar imagejridgers ( 2017-01-19 06:08:08 +0100 )edit

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