Original number from percentage of number

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    AccessShell

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    It' been more than 50 yrs since I was in high School, but this problem is bothering me.

    If I have a number and I need 85% on that number, it easy. Just multiply the number by .85.

    But I need to turn that around. If the the 85% number and I need to get the original number, I cant just multiply by 1.15.

    I hope I explained it correctly. Going up is what I cant figure out.

    Thanks
     
    AccessShell, May 2, 2020
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    Ian Administrator

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    Rather than multiply by 0.85, divide by 0.85 and you have the original number :)
     
    Ian, May 5, 2020
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    Thanks. thread closed
     
    AccessShell, May 5, 2020
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