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Excel: Use value of cell instead of formula in another formula

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am getting incorrect results in excel when cross-referencing formulas.

I firstly created a cell D4 = AVERAGE(D1:D3) formatted in a percent 2.70%.

Now I am trying to use this percent in D4 to multiply a number in cell A1, 176522.5 which should give me the answer 4766.1075 however Excel is returning the value 4758.19902 which is incorrect.

I think the problem is coming from Excel using the AVERAGE(D1:D3 instead of the actual value in the cell.

Apologies is this may seem trivial.

How can I force Excel to use the actual value and not the formula?

How to&Answers:
=ROUND(your formula , 2)

2 represents the number or decimal points you want to use. a negative number will round to the left of the decimal. set 2 to be a number that matches however many decimal points you are using. in the case of a percentage, you may need to add 2 to the number of decimal places.