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Dividing Then Multiplying In One Cell

Hi there,

My question is as follows: I have data which I need to divide, then multiply by a percentage.

For example: I wish to divide A1 by B1, then multiply this total by a percentage in C1. Preferably, I would like to do all of this in one cell.

I have been trying A1/B1*C1, but I believe I need to seperate the first calculation from the second one?

Is this relatively easy to do? Any help would be appreciated! I am using Excel 2007 and happy to provide any further information.


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