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I am trying to compute a variable using SPSS Statistics 17. I have 2 existing variables, starting business capital and current business capital, and I'm trying to computer %change. I entered the variable (currentcap - startcap)/startcap and set conditions IF neither variable = 0 (to avoid division by 0), but I'm still getting nothing but periods in the cells after the variable is completed. I've checked the measurement level, but that doesn't help. What am I doing wrong?


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