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DIVIDE NUMBER IN COLUMN A BY A FIXED NUMBER AND THEN SUBTRACT THAT TOTAL BY 1. HOW DO I COPY AND PASTE THIS FORMULA SO THAT IT APPLIES TO ALL OF THE ROWS?

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Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:41

Hello there, welcome to Got It Pro.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:41

THANK YOU

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:41

Hope you are having a good day.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:41

you as well. do you understand my question?

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:41

Could you please upload the file you are having problems with? Please use the attachments button on the right of the chat tab.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:41

Yes.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:42

You want to divide the numbers in a column by a fixed number and subtract by 1.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:42

Is that it?

User
17/07/2018 - 11:43

yes

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:43

Please have a look at column C.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:43

The formula is =A1/$B$1-1

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:43

After you perform the calculation for cell C1.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:43

Drag the little square on the bottom right to the cells below.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:44

thanks, ill try that now

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:44

This would calculate for the result for the corresponding values.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:44

Sure.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:46

Please let me know if it worked.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:52

Hi, still there?

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:52

The "$" sign here is working as an absolute reference.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:53

it didnt work

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:53

Here $B$1 refers to 4 and when you copy the formula below the other cells change but it stays the same.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:53

Here?

User
17/07/2018 - 11:53

the formula works, but i cant seem to copy and paste to all the rows

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:53

Did you drag the little square?

User
17/07/2018 - 11:54

yes

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:54

This one.

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Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:54

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:54

My bad the second one.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:55

it just shows the same answer from row 1 in all the rows

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:55

On your computer?

User
17/07/2018 - 11:55

yes

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:56

Okay, its because your calculations are set to manual.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:56

ahhh, how do i unset them from manual?

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:56

To change it, go to File > Options > Formulas

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:56

Set it to automatic.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:56

ill try that now

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:57

Then try to drag the first cell down to the cells below.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:57

And see if that works.

User
17/07/2018 - 11:57

Presto!

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

Great!!

User
17/07/2018 - 11:58

it works!

User
17/07/2018 - 11:58

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

Excellent

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

Welcome.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

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Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

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User
17/07/2018 - 11:58

thank you

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

You're welcome.

Excelchat Expert
17/07/2018 - 11:58

Kindly end the session if your query is resolved.

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