In this article, we will learn how to calculate the reverse percentage in Excel. There are many times when we need to calculate the reverse percentage to find the original or initial value. We can calculate this reverse percentage in various ways. Today, we will use 4 examples to demonstrate the calculation of reverse percentage.
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What is Reverse Percentage?
In simple language, reverse percentage means calculating backward to find the original value, given a percentage of that value. Here, we must remember that the original value is 100% of the value. Suppose, 10% of a Number is 8. Then, the Original Number is 80.
4 Examples to Calculate Reverse Percentage in Excel
1. Calculate Reverse Percentage Manually in Excel
In the first example, we will learn to calculate the reverse percentage manually. For that purpose, we will use a dataset that contains the percentage of the total amount in the Percentage column and the Sales Amount represented by the percentage of some sellers. We will try to find the total sales amount of the sellers.
Let’s follow the steps below to learn this technique.
- Select Cell E5 at first.
- Now, type the formula:
- Then, hit Enter to see the result.
Here, the formula divides the sales amount by the percentage to get the total sales value.
- After that, use the Fill Handle to see results in all cells.
- Finally, you will see results like below.
2. Compute Reverse Percentage to Obtain Original Price
In this example, we will calculate the reverse percentage to obtain the original price of some products when discounts are available. For explanation, we will use a dataset that contains the discounts in percentage and the current selling price of some products. We will use a formula to calculate the original price of the products.
Let’s observe the steps to know more.
- Firstly, select Cell E5.
- Secondly, type the formula:
- Thirdly, press Enter to see the result.
Here, this formula subtracts the discount from 1 and then divides the current selling by the subtracted result.
- Finally, use the Fill Handle to see results in the rest of the cells.
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3. Determine Reverse Percentage in Excel to Find Initial Price
We will determine the initial price in this example. For that, we will use a dataset that contains the change in percentage and the current price of some products. Here, the change can be positive or negative. Positive change means the current price of the product is higher than the initial price. Similarly, negative change means the current price of the product is lower than the initial price.
Follow the steps below to know the procedure.
- In the beginning, select Cell E5.
- Next, type the formula below:
- Press Enter to see the result.
Here, the formula added the value of change with 1 and then divided the current price by it to find the initial price.
- Lastly, drag down the Fill Handle to see results in all cells.
4. Excel MROUND Function to Calculate Reverse Percentage
We can use the MROUND Function to display the reverse percentage in a rounded figure. The MROUND Function returns a number rounded to the desired multiple. To explain this example, we will use the dataset of Example-1. Let’s follow the steps to know about the rounded reverse percentage.
- In the first place, select Cell E5 and type the formula:
- Now, hit Enter to see the result.
Here, the MROUND Function first calculates the ratio of sales amount and percentage and then returns a number to the multiple of 100.
- Finally, drag the Fill Handle down to see all the results.
If you see Cell E6 in the above dataset, you will notice the total sales value is different from the value we got in Example-1. We got $2,666.67 in the first example but $2700.00 in this example.
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Things To Remember
When you are dividing a value with a percentage, excel first converts the percentage into a decimal number and then divides it. So, in the case of calculating the reverse percentage manually, you don’t need to multiply it by 100.
We have discussed 4 easy examples in this article to calculate the reverse percentage in excel. I hope these examples will help you to calculate the reverse percentage in all types of situations. Furthermore, the practice book is also added at the beginning of the article. So, you can download the practice book to exercise. Last of all, if you have any queries or suggestions, feel free to ask in the comment section.