# Discount in Excel

Calculate Percentage Discount | Calculate Discounted Price | Calculate Original Price

If you know the original price and the discounted price, you can calculate the **percentage discount**. If you know the original price and the percentage discount, you can calculate the **discounted price**, etc.

### Calculate Percentage Discount

If you know the original price and the discounted price, you can calculate the percentage discount.

1. First, divide the discounted price by the original price.

Note: you're still paying $60 of the original $80. This equals 75%.

2. Subtract this result from 1.

Note: if you're still paying 75%, you're not paying 25% (the percentage discount).

3. On the Home tab, in the Number group, click the percentage symbol to apply a Percentage format.

Result.

### Calculate Discounted Price

If you know the original price and the percentage discount, you can calculate the discounted price.

1. First, subtract the percentage discount from 1.

Note: you're still paying 75%.

2. Multiply this result by the original price.

Note: you're still paying 75% of the original $80. This equals $60.

### Calculate Original Price

If you know the discounted price and the percentage discount, you can calculate the original price. Take a look at the previous screenshot. To calculate the discounted price, we multiplied the original price by (1 - Percentage Discount).

1. To calculate the original price, simply divide the discounted price by (1 - Percentage Discount).