#### Percentage formula in Excel spreadsheet

```Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up C2 -
C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E14 and C14
as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    ). When the
Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula to add up
the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thanks for
looking.  Rick
```
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Rick9396 (383)
10/15/2005 7:21:01 PM
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```Not sure I understand the problem; tell us what answer or error you ar
getting.

Also, don't you mean you are summing C2:C*13* in C14 and E2:E*13* i
E14?

Oh, and you can get rid of the Sum - this is all you need:

=(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)

Rick Wrote:
> Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up C
> -
> C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E1
> and C14
> as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    )
> When the
> Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula t
> the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thank
> for
> looking.  Ric

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10/15/2005 8:19:03 PM
```I just duplicated your description of your situation in XL2k, including copy
and paste your G14 formula,  and it all seems to work fine.........perhaps a

Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3

"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F7CC32EF-61CA-4FC8-9528-603715AB567D@microsoft.com...
> Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up C2 -
> C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E14 and
C14
> as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    ). When
the
> Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula to add
up
> the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thanks for
> looking.  Rick

```
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croberts (1377)
10/15/2005 8:47:46 PM
```Don't know what was wrong but I did the formula again and this time it
worked, although the percentage answer was a couple of points out it is close
enough. Thanks again.   Rick

"CLR" wrote:

> I just duplicated your description of your situation in XL2k, including copy
> and paste your G14 formula,  and it all seems to work fine.........perhaps a
>
> Vaya con Dios,
> Chuck, CABGx3
>
>
>
> "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F7CC32EF-61CA-4FC8-9528-603715AB567D@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up C2 -
> > C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E14 and
> C14
> > as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    ). When
> the
> > Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula to add
> up
> > the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thanks for
> > looking.  Rick
>
>
>
```
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Rick9396 (383)
10/15/2005 8:57:01 PM
```Glad you got it working..........I make those kind of typo's all the
time............remember, "The only people that don't make mistakes, are
those that don't DO anything".........

Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3

"Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D0526AEB-2ED9-4E0A-8440-651E7C7C3685@microsoft.com...
> Don't know what was wrong but I did the formula again and this time it
> worked, although the percentage answer was a couple of points out it is
close
> enough. Thanks again.   Rick
>
> "CLR" wrote:
>
> > I just duplicated your description of your situation in XL2k, including
copy
> > and paste your G14 formula,  and it all seems to work
fine.........perhaps a
> >
> > Vaya con Dios,
> > Chuck, CABGx3
> >
> >
> >
> > "Rick" <Rick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:F7CC32EF-61CA-4FC8-9528-603715AB567D@microsoft.com...
> > > Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up
C2 -
> > > C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E14
and
> > C14
> > > as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    ).
When
> > the
> > > Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula to
> > up
> > > the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thanks
for
> > > looking.  Rick
> >
> >
> >

```
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croberts (1377)
10/15/2005 9:05:46 PM
```I have a problem and I need to multiply the three colums individually first
and in the next category I am required to give the total.  How do I set uo my
cormula?
Peazhez

"Rick" wrote:

> Hi, In my spreadsheet cell E14 adds up E2 - E14 and cell C14 adds up C2 -
> C14.  In G14 I have put a formula to show the difference between E14 and C14
> as a Percentage ( formula for G14 is   =SUM(E14-C14)/ABS(E14)    ). When the
> Formula for G14 looks at E14 and C14 all it sees is a SUM formula to add up
> the column. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.  Many thanks for
> looking.  Rick
```
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