## Microsoft Excel: Increase A Range By Two Percent

written by: Mr Excel•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 7/23/2008

Problem: You run the repair department for a company. As shown in Fig. 779, you have a spreadsheet of prices. Your manager tells you to increase the price on all service contracts by two percent.

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Strategy:

In a blank cell, enter 102%, as shown in Fig. 780. Copy that cell and then use Paste Special Multiply to multiply all of the contract prices by this cell.

1) Find a blank cell, such as D1. Enter 102% in that cell.

2) Select D2 and choose Edit – Copy from the menu.

3) Select all of the rates in column B.

4) From the menu, select Edit – Paste Special. In the Paste Special dialog, choose Values and Multiply, as shown in Fig. 781.

Result:

All of the values in column B are increased by 2 percent, as shown in Fig. 782.

Summary:

Multiply an entire range by a single cell, using Paste Special – Multiply.

Commands Discussed:

Edit – Paste Special – Multiply

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