Music Note Frequency Calculator With Cent Adjustment

A colleague posed a very interesting question:
“I am looking for any music/music math wizard help me figure this out. If I am moving the pitch of a song up by 50 cents (a quarter step?) What frequency is A instead of 440?”

Sounded like the kind of math challenge I like:

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The answer is 452.893Hz
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To test and confirm that it’s calculating properly, this is up 100 cents making G# 440
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This is down 100 cents making A# 440
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Here is a link to the excel file

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