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Calculate a Percent Diff

Column E calculates the percent difference between the budgeted and actual amounts. The percentage is based on the budgeted amount. We’ll write the first formula now and copy it to other cells in column E later.

  1. Activate cell E3.
  2. Type =.
  3. Click in cell D3.

    Its cell reference appears in cell E3.

  4. Type /.
  5. Click in cell B3.

    Its cell reference is appended to the formula in cell E3.

  6. Press Enter.

    The result of the formula you entered appears in cell E3.

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