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    Cumulative Growth Formula (Excel 2003 SP 2)

    I'm back looking for help once again from the Lounge Excel gurus.

    Here's the problem now: If I have a series of dates (column A) and a series of percentages (column [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img], I want to be able to create a growth formula for any set of dates. The growth formula consists of adding 1 to each percentage in the selection and mulitplying each cell in the selection by the next cell, and then subtracting 1 from the accumulated product. I have attached a file that shows what I mean. I can do what I want now by entering each cell individually. The trick is to create a formula (or perhaps a UDF) that will allow me to just select the cells in a single step.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance on this...
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    Re: Cumulative Growth Formula (Excel 2003 SP 2)

    The following array formula (confirm with Ctrl+Shift+Enter) does the same as the one you have in C13:

    =PRODUCT(1+B2:B13)-1

    Is that what you want?

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    Re: Cumulative Growth Formula (Excel 2003 SP 2)

    Hi Hans,

    Exactly what I wanted. Just could not get my brain to function on this one, much appreciate the help.

    Regards,

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