How to Find Actual Price of Discounted Price

In this article, we will learn about how to find the total amount from the percentage value in Excel.


For instance, working with percentage values in excel sometimes we need to get the total amount from the given percentage and the number. Given the discounted amount and discount percentage, get the amount before discount or the total amount.

How do I get the total amount?

Here we will use the basic mathematics observation used in excel. Excel considers the percentage value as decimal means 20% is 0.2 in excel. So we just need to divide the amount with percent value so as to get the total amount.

Generic formula:

Total amount = discounted amount / discount percent

Discounted amount : amount after the discount applied
Discount percentage: percent at which discount is given

All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below. Here we will use the generic formula to get the total value for the data.

Use the Formula in D3 cell

= B3 / C3

The formula will be like as shown in the image above. Here the values to the function are given as cell reference.

As you can see in the above snapshot first old Amount comes out to be $ 7,700. Copy the formula in the remaining cells using Ctrl + D shortcut, to get the New Amount for the rest of the values in the table.

In the above snapshot the mathematical formula is used to get the total value from the percentage amount in excel.

Notes :

  1. The function returns #VALUE error if any of the arguments are non numeric.
  2. The function returns values for the negative as well as positive values.
  3. Use the Increase by percentage formula to get the new or updated amount having percentage increase values.

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