# How to calculate percentage in Excel - formula examples

In this tutorial, you will lean a quick way to calculate percentages in Excel, find the basic percentage formula and a few more formulas for calculating percentage increase, percent of total and more.

Calculating percentage is useful in many areas of life, whether it is restaurant tipping, reseller commission, your income tax or interest rate. Say, you've been lucky enough to get a 25% off promotion code on a new plasma TV. Is this a good deal? And how much will you eventually have to pay?

In this tutorial, we are going to explore a few techniques that will help you efficiently calculate percent in Excel and learn the basic percentage formulas that will take the guesswork out of your calculations.

## Percentage basics

The term "per cent" is derived from the Latin per centum, meaning "by the hundred". As you probably remember from high school math class, a percentage is a fraction of 100 that is calculated by dividing the numerator by the denominator and multiplying the result by 100.

The basic percentage formula is as follows:

(Part/Whole)*100 = Percentage

For example, if you had 20 apples and you gave 5 to your friends, how much did you give, percentage wise? By performing a simple calculation `=5/20*100` you get the answer - 25%.

This is how you normally calculate percentages in school and everyday life. Computing percentage in Microsoft Excel is even easier since Excel performs some operations for you automatically, in the background.

Regrettably, there is no universal Excel formula for percentage that would cover all possible scenarios. If you ask someone "Which percent formula do I use to get the result I want?", most likely, you will get an answer like "Well, that depends on what exactly result you want to achieve."

So, let me show you a few simple formulas for calculating a percent in Excel such as a percentage increase formula, a formula to get percentages of a total and more.

## Basic Excel percentage formula

The basic formula to calculate percentage in Excel is this:

Part/Total = Percentage

If you compare it to the basic math formula for percentage, you will notice that Excel's percentage formula lacks the *100 part. When calculating a percent in Excel, you do not have to multiply the resulting fraction by 100 since Excel does this automatically when the Percentage format is applied to a cell.

And now, let's see how you can use the Excel percentage formula on real-life data. Suppose, you have the number of "Ordered items" in column B and "Delivered items" in column C. To find out the percentage of delivered products, perform the following steps:

• Enter the formula `=C2/B2` in cell D2, and copy it down to as many rows as you need.
• Click the Percent Style button (Home tab > Number group) to display the resulting decimal fractions as percentages.
• Remember to increase the number of decimal places if needed, as explained in Percentage tips.
• Done! : )

The same sequence of steps shall be performed when using any other percentage formula in Excel.

In the following example, column D displays a rounded percent of delivered items, without any decimal places showing.

## Calculating percentage of total in Excel

In fact, the above example is a particular case of calculating percentages of a total. Now, let's investigate a few more examples that will help you make quick work of calculating a percent of a total in Excel on different data sets.

#### Example 1. The total is at the end of the table in a certain cell

A very common scenario is when you have a total in a single cell at the end of a table. In this case, the percentage formula will be similar to the one we've just discussed with the only difference that a cell reference in the denominator is an absolute reference (with \$).The dollar sign fixes the reference to a given cell, so that it never changes no matter where the formula is copied.

For example, if you have some values in column B and their total in cell B10, you'd use the following formula to calculate percentages of the total:

`=B2/\$B\$10`

You use a relative cell reference to cell B2 because you want it to get changed when you copy the formula to other cells of column B. But you enter \$B\$10 as an absolute cell reference because you want to leave the denominator fixed on B10 when auto-filling the formula down to row 9.

Tip. To make the denominator an absolute reference, either type the dollar sign (\$) manually or click the cell reference in the formula bar and press F4.

The screenshot below demonstrates the results returned by the formula, the Percentages of Total column is formatted as percentage with 2 decimal places showing.

#### Example 2. Parts of the total are in multiple rows

In the above example, suppose you have several rows for the same product and you want to know what part of the total is made by all orders of that particular product.

In this case, you can use the SUMIF function to add up all numbers relating to a given product first, and then divide that number by the total, like this:

`=SUMIF(range, criteria, sum_range) / total`

Given that column A contains all product names, column B lists corresponding quantities, cell E1 is the name of the product you are interested in, and the total is in cell B10, your real-life formula may look similar to this:

`=SUMIF(A2:A9 ,E1, B2:B9) / \$B\$10`

Naturally, you can put the product name directly in the formula, like this:

`=SUMIF(A2:A9, "cherries", B2:B9) / \$B\$10`

If you want to find out what part of the total a few different products make, add up the results returned by several SUMIF functions, and then divide that number by the total. For example, the following formula calculates the percent of cherries and apples:

`=(SUMIF(A2:A9, "cherries", B2:B9) + SUMIF(A2:A9, "apples", B2:B9)) / \$B\$10`

## How to calculate percent change in Excel

Of all formulas for calculating percentage in Excel, a percent change formula is probably the one you would use most often.

#### Excel formula for percentage change (percent increase / decrease)

To calculate percent change between values A and B, use the following formula:

Percent Change = (B - A) / A

When applying this formula to real data, it is important that you correctly determine which value is A and which is B. For example, yesterday you had 80 apples and how you have 100, meaning that now you have 20 apples more than before, which is 25% increase. If you had 100 apples and now you have 80, your number of apples has reduced by 20, which is 20% decrease.

Considering the above, our Excel formula for percentage change takes the following shape:

(New Value - Old Value) / Old Value

And now, let's see how you can use this percentage change formula (aka Excel percentage increase formula) in your spreadsheets.

#### Example 1. Calculating percent change between 2 columns

Suppose that you have the last month prices in column B and this month prices in column C. Then you can enter the following formula in cell D2 to calculate percentage change in your Excel sheet:

`=(C2-B2)/B2`

This percent change formula calculates the percentage increase / decrease in this month (column C) comparted to last month (column B).

After copying the formula to other rows, remember to click the Percent Style button on the ribbon to display decimals as percentages and you will get a result similar to what you see in the screenshot below. In this example, positive percentages that show percentage increase are formatted in usual black, while the negative percentages (percent decrease) are formatted in red by using the technique explained in this tip.

#### Example 2. Calculating percentage change between rows

In case you have one column of numbers, say column C that lists weekly or monthly sales, you can calculate percentage change using this formula:

`=(C3-C2)/C2`

Where C2 is the 1st and C3 is the 2nd cell with data.

Note. Please pay attention that you should skip the first row with data and put your Excel percentage formula into the 2nd cell, which is D3 in this example.

After applying the percent format to the column with the percent change formula, you will get the following result:

If you want to calculate percentage change compared to a certain cell, then you need to fix the reference to that cell by using the absolute cell reference with the \$ sign, e.g. \$C\$2.

For instance, here is the Excel percentage change formula that calculates the percent increase / decrease for each month compared to January (C2):

`=(C3-\$C\$2)/\$C\$2`

When you drag the formula down to copy it to other cells, the absolute reference (\$C\$2) will stay the same, while the relative reference (C3) will change to C4, C5 and so on.

## Calculating amount and total by percentage

As you've just seen, calculating percentages in Excel is easy, and so is calculating amounts and totals if you know the percentage.

#### Example 1. Calculate amount by total and percentage

Suppose you are buying a new laptop for \$950 and they charge 11% VAT on this purchase. The question is - how much do you have to pay on top of the net price? In other words, what is 11% of \$950?

The following formula will help:

Total * Percentage = Amount

Assuming that the total value is in cell A2 and percent in B2, the above formula turns into a simple `=A2*B2` and returns 104.50.

Remember, when you type a number followed by the percent sign (%) in Excel, the number is interpreted as a hundredth of its value. For example, 11% is actually stored as 0.11 and Excel uses this underlying value in all formulas and calculations.

In other words, the formula `=A2*11%` is equivalent to `=A2*0.11`. Naturally, you are free to use the decimal number corresponding to the percentage directly in a formula if this works better for your worksheets.

#### Example 2. Calculating total by amount and percentage

For example, you friend offered you his old computer for \$400, which is 30% off the original price. You want to know what the original price was.

Since 30% is the discount, you deduct it from 100% first to know what percentage you actually have to pay (100% - 30% = 70%). Now you need the formula to calculate the original price, i.e. to find the number whose 70% equals 400.

The formula goes as follows:

Amount / Percentage = Total

Applied to real data, it may take any of the following shapes:

`=A2/B2`

or

`=A2/0.7`

or

`=A2/70%`

## How to increase / decrease a number by percentage

The holiday season is upon us and this indicates a change in your usual weekly spendings. You may want to consider different options to find out your optimum weekly allowance.

To increase an amount by a percentage, use this formula:

= Amount * (1 + %)

For example, to increase the value in cell A1 by 20%, the formula is:

`=A1*(1+20%)`

To decrease an amount by a percentage:

= Amount * (1 - %)

For instance, to reduce the value in cell A1 by 20%, the formula is:

`=A1*(1-20%)`

In our example, if A2 is your current expenditures and B2 is the percentage you want to increase or reduce that amount by, here are the formulas you'd enter in cell C2:

Increase by percentage:

`=A2*(1+B2)`

Reduce by percentage:

`=A2*(1-B2)`

#### How to increase / reduce an entire column by a percentage

Suppose, you have a column of numbers that you want to increase or reduce by a certain percent, and you want to have the updated numbers in the same column rather than add a new column with the formula.

Here are 5 quick steps to handle this task:

1. Enter all the numbers you want to increase or decrease in some column, column B in this example.
2. In an empty cell, enter one of the below formulas:

Increase by percentage:

`=1+20%`

Reduce by percentage:

`=1-20%`

Naturally, you are free to replace 20% in the above formulas with the percentage you want.

3. Select the cell with the formula (C2 in our case) and copy it by pressing Ctrl + C.
4. Select the range of cells you want to change, right click the selection and then click Paste Special…
5. In the Paste Special dialog window, select Values under Paste, Multiply under Operation and click OK.

And here's the result - all the numbers in column B are increased by 20%:

In the same fashion, you can multiply or divide a column of numbers by a certain percentage. Simply enter the desired percentage in an empty cell and follow the steps above.

This is how you calculate percentage in Excel. And even if working with percentages has never been your favorite kind of math, by using these basic percentage formulas you can get Excel to do the work for you. That's all for today, thank you for reading!

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### 659 comments to "How to calculate percentage in Excel - formula examples"

1. Asha says:

Hi!
I need to find the percentage that \$435 is in \$2500 but my assessment states that I need to use an Excel formula. What formula do I use?

• Hi!

2. Rusa says:

Hi! Is there a way or a formula of highlighting the values using conditional formatting per say less than 10% of the total without having to calculate the percentages beforehand and a separate row or a column for percentage?

3. Jessica says:

I am trying to find the % of present attendance I have the names going down and the months across. I put an X if they are present at a meeting. At the end I have the total number of meetings they were present at. I need the formula to give me the % of meetings they were present at. so if total is 7 meetings present (column N12) how do I get the % of 7 meetings our of 12. Hope this makes since. Not sure if it does!

• Hi!
Pay attention to the second paragraph of the article above. It contains answers to your question.

4. Brenda says:

In column one I have one date and in column two I have another date (which is later in time than the date in column one). Column three needs to reads 50% when column one date has been reached and 100% when column two date has been reached. What would be the formula for column three.

• Hello!
Use a nested IF function as described in this guide.

=IF(B1<=TODAY(),100%,IF(A1<=TODAY(),50%,""))

Hope this is what you need.

• Brenda says:

This is perfect thanks! I am adding to this question
C2 D2 E2 F2
Last year's Drill Drill #1 Date Drill #2 forcasted Date Conformance %
5/5/2022 5/30/2022 50.00%
I need to show when we are within 6 months of last years drill dates. D2 has to be within 6 months of C2. When D2 is completed within 6 months of C2 I would like D2 cell to turn green. When D2 date is 30 days out from hitting the size month mark and has not been complete I would like the cell to turn yellow. If the C2 date is equal to or past the D2 date I would like the D2 cell to turn red.

• Brenda says:

I got the cell to turn red and the cell read "false" but I could not keep the date in the cell. How would I keep the color in the cell and keep the date?

• Brenda says:

Column A has a date, column B has a future date from column A. When column A date is a month away from column B date, I need column B cell to show yellow. When column A date matches column B date or go passed column B date I need column B cell to show red.

• Hi!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formulas should work for you:

=A1+30 > B1

=A1

5. Ash says:

Hello,

I am trying to provide a percentage from column B divided by column A giving the resulted percentage of blanks in column B. What would be the formula for this?

Thank you.

• Hi!
I am not sure I fully understand what you mean.

6. Danielle says:

Hello!

I have exported a customers account activity to excel. one of the columns is for Drop ship (or DS). This is when we are shipping a product to a third party for our customer instead of shipping it directly to our customer. Every row representing an invoice for this customer either has a DS or is blank in this DS column. how do I calculate the percentage of Drop ships vs. none Drop ships at the bottom??

• Hello!
Use the COUNTIF function to count the number of values for a condition.

=COUNTIF(A1:A20,"DS")/COUNTIF(A1:A20,"")

7. HeyNow says:

Hello, I'm trying to figure out how likely an event might happen given a string of prior events. Let's say player A has been selected in 10 drafts (2 player taken, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 1st, 3rd, 4th and 1st). I want to know what draft slot would he still be available in 90% of drafts, 75% of drafts, 50%, 25% and 10%. How can I do this in excel? Math is hard, Thanks!

• Hi!
If you describe to me the sequence of calculations, I can help you write the formula.

• HeyNow says:

Hello Alexander, thank you for responding. I am not sure of the sequence of calculations, that's what I am hoping to get help with. I am trying to recreate some work I found online by an amazing fantasy baseball writer. He pulled data from several types of leagues, they differ in the types of scoring used to the amount of teams in the league. I am only pulling the data that most resembles the league I play in. From the data he was able to determine what pick players might be drafted in future drafts. For instance in 90% of drafts such and such player would still be available pick 3, in 75% of drafts they might still be available pick 5 and so on. I tried to use the PROB function but I wasn't sure how to set it up. I kept getting the #N/A error. Is this enough information to help?

8. Anonymous says:

Hi, I have a list of products that are different days old (manufactured on different stages)
I want to calculate out of this list what percentage of the products are between10 and 20 days old, 20 and 30days old etc. What formula can I use?

For instance:
Product 1 - 10 days
Product 2 - 11 days
Product 3 - 12 days
Product 4 - 20 days
Product 5 - 22 days
Product 6 - 31 days

Would I be able to use a formula to calculate the % of products between 10 - 20days and 20 - 30 days etc.
Easy enough if sitting with say 6 products but not so easy if 1000's of products.

Thanks!

• Hello!
The formula below will do the trick for you:

=FREQUENCY(A1:A10,D1:D4)/COUNT(A1:A10)

D1:D4 - grouping value range (9, 19, 29,39)
Set formula cells to percentage format.

9. hitesh says:

hello sir, i want to ask you something. if i have value like 50 how much it will be 100%. what formula do i need for this one?

10. Ann says:

Hi, Can you help me calculate a running/cumulative percentage? Meaning if I took a price increase of 4% in April, a 6% price increase in June, 0% price increase in November and a 7% price increase in December. How can I calculate the total % of the increase in a year? I cannot just total them up. But I don't know how to create the formula that builds them up to the correct %. I'd like to create the formula for a 12 month period, where some months took 0% for certain products.

Thanks

11. James says:

Good job,pease I have an inventory stock project,please help me out on ho to calculate 30%, here is the sample ( goods is sold at 450 in cell A, now how do I subtract 30% from 450 in Xcel thanks

• Hi!
Pay attention to the following paragraph of the article above - How to increase / decrease a number by percentage.

12. Joe says:

Hello,

I have a series of numbers.
D2 = 50
D6 = 5
E2 = 25
E6 = 10
F2 = 32
F6 = 15

first I am doing this =sum(D6*D2)+(E2*E6)+(F2*F6)

Now, I need to subtract 18% of E6 before I can multiply E2*E6

I have tried numerous way with no success. Like: =sum(D6*D2)+((E2-18%)*E6)+(F2*F6)

Can you help?

• Hi!

=D6*D2+E2*E6*(1-0.18)+F2*F6

13. Robert Reid says:

help needed!!
what formula do I use if to work out the percentage of complaints per 100,000 customers

info

week 1 - 655235 customers with 45 complaints
week 2 - 698465 customers with 48 complaints
and so on and so on......

• Hi!

=B1/A1*100%

14. Brandie says:

I am trying to come up with a formula for positive time stats. I’ve downloaded the report from Cognos that breaks down each time status used in the system and I I want to be able to convert specific cells “stats” minutes into percentages of total minutes worked. I want to use this to help with time management. Any ideas?

Using simple formula for positive time stat: active minutes (450) /total minutes worked (510) *100

• Hi!
I don't know how you define active minutes. But I think that you can use the SUMIF function to count active minutes. I can't give you more specific advice because I don't have more information from you.

15. Angela says:

I have total costs of each individual job task for a single Purchase Order Value for work to be performed. I have to charge 10.2% tax total for the entire job but need to show breakdown of tax per individual job task. All of my totals in Row 6 have to be taxed at 10.2% in equal increments. Not all scenarios will have require all job tasks so I would also need to exclude any costs of \$0. TIA

• Hello!
You can get a list of tasks for an individual job that has a cost greater than 0 using the FILTER function. For detailed instructions, see this article: Filter with multiple AND criteria.

16. Brandon says:

Hello,
I am trying to come up with I believe a variance to a goal, which is a percent. The goal is 10% of the total number of boxes.
So let’s say I have column A as total boxes, column b is the variance (what I’m trying to figure out) and column c is the goal 10%.
I’m trying to make this to where I can make it as simple as possible, because I will be editing this daily.
Thank you

• Hi!
I am not sure I fully understand what you mean.

• Brandon says:

I’m not sure how else to explain it to be honest. So I’m in sales and I track multiple metrics at a time. One of the metrics that I track is total amount of (a). The goal of (a) varies monthly. I will also track (b) the goal for (b) is 10% of the total of (a). What I am trying to figure out is the difference or variance of the goal of (b) which is 10% of the total (a) sold.
So how many more (b) needs to be sold to reach goal, or how many above goal we are.

Idk if that is any easier or not. Thank you for trying though

• Hi!
If I understand correctly, then you can calculate how much is left to achieve the goal of 10% using the formula

=A1*10% - B1

B1 is current sales.

17. Mudassir KHALID says:

I have two columns H1 and F1. If H1 = 90 and F1= 40 and I want to calculate 40 out of 90 as a percentage then would it be correct to write 40/90*100 as a formula (i.e. H1/F1*100) or is there any other alternative?

• Hello!
You can use the formula

=F1/H1*100

I want the percentage of group of number not two I don’t understand

19. gagan says:

Can i use direct formula for percentage.

20. Gutu says:

What if i need to multiply gross salary of my employees based on their gender.
For example.
I need to multiply gross salary where gender=female by 5% and where gender is male by 4%.. Is it possible?
I tried this 👇way but, not work
=if(c3=F, (g3)*5% ,if(c3=m, (g3)*4%))

21. Felix says:

Hi! I would like to know how to compute this kind of formula
\$40 x.20 + \$40 = \$48
is it possible?
Thank you!

22. OM PRAKASH says:

THREE COLUMN

250 620 150 28% HOW TO CALCULATE (28% IN ONE COLUMN)

• Bhavani Shankar says:

=coulmn*%/100+%

23. elona says:

Pls can you help me on the above list. I want to define the share of each value in % from a defined value. I have to share the whole amount of 77083 into each client based on the value they have to have a total of 100 % value share

Value of each client Value to be shared
88800 77083
89400
15000
34800
28200
11400
7800
30600
7200
3600

24. Daniel Becerra says:

Hello, i need to calculate how many positive surveys do i need to reach 55% or more. Example:

1 2 3 4 5 6
A Detractors Neutral Promoters Total Client Satisfaction Promters Needed for 55% or more
B 2 1 5 8 37.5% ????

Formula to get Client Satisfaction
=(B3-B1)/B4

Hopefully you can help me on this.

Thank you

• Hello!
If I understand your task correctly, the following formula should work for you:

=ROUNDUP((D1*B1+D1+B1)/(1-D1),0)

D1=0.55

25. Allen S. says:

I need help with a formula that would calculate the annual percentage market gain or loss on an investment account. The account had a positive starting balance and in addition to the market gain, there were a few deposits and withdrawals during the year just completed. I know how to make the calculation without the deposits and withdrawals but the problem I'm having is when they are included.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Allen S.

26. Anna Crowther says:

Hi there.
I need to find a way to apply 3.3% of cell F1 into F2 for example

F1 = £35.21
3.3% of F1 = £1.16
That answer £1.16 applied into cell F2

Thank you

• Hi!
Have you tried the ways described in this blog post?

=F1*3.3%

27. Abdulmutalib says:

Pls function and formula to calculate the leave grant for each employee assuming was leave with 10% salary

• Hi!
To get 10%, you need to multiply the number by 10 and divide by 100. Or multiply by 0.1
This is studied at school. This is also described in the article above.

28. vic burns says:

I'm looking to create a equation that will subtract multiple percentages at once.

Example if the cost is \$1000(f2), i would like to subtract 9.5% then subtract 5\$ then subtract 2.9%

sum=( f2-(f2*0.095)-5)

is it a way for me to add the other 2.9% to this equation

• Hello!
These are common math operations:

=(F2-(1-0.095)-5)*(1-0.029)

29. Delanie says:

Hello - I hope I can explain this clearly enough - I created a pivot table which shows

(Rows) Account Names (totaling 193 Accounts)
(Value) Total number of programs trained, for each account
(Grand Total) 460 programs
I need to try and pull the percent of accounts (193) that have had only 1 program. The SUMIF formula has only calculated the percent of the program total (460) not the percent of accounts. Is there a way to calculate this using a pivot table?

30. tin says:

Hi, I dont know what formula to use:

14-DAY AVERAGE TO GET:
30% 50-99
40% 100-150
50% 151-199
60% 200 & ABOVE

What will be the formula if they get 146.7,

31. Misty Rhodes says:

I am trying to get a percent completion for specific locations on a spreadsheet. Here's the scenario: I have a spreadsheet that lists individuals at various locations, as well as the dates of task completion for those that have been done. What I am trying to find is a formula that will recognize the total numbers listed at each facility, and provide a percentage of completion by facility. For example: Column A = Location; Column B = Individual; Column C = Completion date, if applicable.

One example might be that there are three locations - MN, CA, and WA. MN has 10 entries, with completion dates on 8 (80%); CA has 14 entries, with completion dates on 7 (50%); and WA has 20 entries, with completion dates on 15 (75%). The actual spreadsheet in question has dozens of locations or more, all with varying quantities of individuals. It is tracked on an ongoing basis, so I was hoping to find a formula that would be able to analyze the data in the facility column, recognize the totals for each facility, then take into account which ones have completion dates and provide a percentage of completion by facility. Is this possible?

• Hello!
If I understood you correctly, you can use the COUNTIF function to count values by condition:

=COUNTIF(C2:C200,">0")/COUNTIF(A2:A200,"MN")

• Misty Rhodes says:

That does help, thank you! I can see how that would recognize which entries matching the specific location have been completed. Is there a way to then use that to recognize the percentage completed for said facilities? I don't know, maybe another COUNTIF function that recognizes zeroes, and then utilize both of those numbers to come up with a percentage?

• Hello!
If you need to use multiple conditions to count values, take a look at the COUNTIFS function.

• Misty Rhodes says:

Thank you so much! That did help tremendously! :-D You're wonderful!!

• Misty Rhodes says:

Sorry, me again. :-) I tried to play with it and see what I could do. I tried using the formula. I picked one of the facilities and updated "MN" to match the name of the facility and updated the cells to the column and rows, then updated the column and rows on the ">0"; the result was 165.7647059. I filtered and counted; there were 34 entries for the facility in question, only two of which had not been completed, so the percentage complete should've been the decimal equivalent of 32/34, which would be 0.94 (rounded). I'm not sure where the 165.7647059 came from - do you know what I might've done wrong? BTW, thank you so much for your help!

32. Katty says:

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out the following. I need to place the percentage of students who passed their test. The passing score is 80. I have a list of scores for 25 students. Below the scores, I want to put a function that tells what percent of my students scored 80 or higher on their test.

• Hello!

=COUNTIF(B2:B26,">80")/COUNT(B2:B26)

Set the percentage format in the cell.

33. Ayanna says:

I'm working on a spreadsheet in excel of food items and would like to see three different % for the Selling Price.
EG. Shrimp - Cost 15.00 - Selling Price 30.00 - Food Cost % 50%
What formula should I use to to know how much to sell the item at to get 30% 35% 40%????

• Hi!
To get the price of 30% of the original, you need to multiply by 0.3

=Selling Price * 0.3

34. Doug says:

Hi,

I need help coming up with a formula to calculate the following:

Total charge =\$440

Shareholder group 1 = 51% of \$440 or \$224.40, then how much would the following members within group 1 owe i.e.
- Member 1 = 26% of \$224.40
- Member 1 = 25% of \$224.40

Shareholder group 2 = 49% of \$440 or \$215.60
- Member 1 = 20% of \$215.60
- Member 2 = 15% of \$215.60
- Member4 = 15% of \$215.60

Your help would be greatly appreciated :-)

• Doug says:

I solved the equation :-)

• Hi!
Have you tried the ways described in this blog post? This is something like this formula:

=A1*0.51*0.26

35. Lou Ann Young says:

How do get the percentage completed in single column. This column has over 500 entries.

• Hello!
Have you tried the ways described in this blog post? If they don’t work for you, then please describe your task in detail, I’ll try to suggest a solution.

36. Ky Stephens says:

I have a spreadsheet with a list of reviews done by different individuals. I am needing the spreadsheet to highlight 10% of the reviews done by each individual. For example if Robert does 22 reviews then I need it to highlight 10% of the rows that his name appears in, rounded to the next 10 so I would need it to highlight 3 rows for him.

• Ky Stephens says:

Also wanted to note that I am needing this to randomly select the 10% so that we can say we did not pick which reviews to go over and that they were selected randomly.

• Hi!
I'm really sorry, looks like this is not possible with the standard Excel options.

37. Sne says:

Hi, I am trying to write a formula to cap percentage at 50%. My current formula is =(J13808K1380)/100.
What formula would I use to cap the percentage calculation at 50%. In other words, the cell should never show more than 50% even if the true calculation is above 50%. Thanks for your help!

• Hello!
You can use custom number format:

[<0.5]"";0.0%

Or use a formula with an IF function:

=IF(A2/B2<0.5,"",A2/B2)

Apply a percentage format to this cell.

38. Kelsea Kircoff says:

Hi there,
I have done it before on the old version of excel but can't figure it out on the new. I want to make a column to the right that gives 75% of the column on the left, but cannot figure out the formula. So Column B has a bunch of numbers, and column C I want to figure out what 75% of each cell is and mark it to the right.
Thank you!

• Hi!
In cell C1, write down the formula

=B1 * 0.75

After that, you can copy this formula down along the column.

39. Betty Crocker Patin says:

I need to find what the percentages is between a commission figure and what the payee gets paid. for example commission is 157 and full payment was 3000. What formula would I use? Thanks so much.

40. Leon says:

Hi, in Cell F14 I have the result of a formula to calculate daily rates at 10% occupation for a 7 day period plus a once-off fee. In cell F15, I want to reduce the value in F14 by 25% (discount). In cell F16 i want reduce the result in F15 by a further 10% (a further discount).

Formula in F14: =SUM(\$C6*\$D\$3)*\$F\$2%+D\$6
(C6 = Rate, D3=7Days, F2= 10% Occupancy, D6= Once-off Fee).

What would the formulas in F15 and F16 be?

• Hello!

=F14*(100%-25%)

41. Gina says:

Hi guys, please I need your help. How would you carry out something like this on excel:

3500 (from cell E8) divided by 4000 (from cell D3) * 100.

How would I do this if I need to keep dividing other cell contents by the content in cell D3?

• Hi!
Please check out this article to learn how to copy formula in Excel with or without changing references.

=E8/\$D\$3*100

42. Aru says:

Hi I am trying to get a balance qty and the want to increase that projection by 10%
So I am Doing = ( A2 -B2) *(1.1) Not getting the right answer. Lets Say =(10-5)*(1.1) i should get 5.5 but i am not getting the right answer what formula should i use.

• Hi!
I used the formula =(10-5)*(1.1) and got the result 5.5

43. Elizabeth Higgins says:

I'm not sure this can be done....its more a logic formula.....

but if I want to show a 1% for 200 units in a cell, what would i do?

so 200 units would be 1%, 400 units would be 2%, etc, less than 200 would be 0%

• Hello!
Based on your description, it is hard to completely understand your task. However, I’ll try to guess and offer you the following formula:

=ROUNDDOWN(A1/200,0)/100

In the cell with this formula, set the percentage format.

44. Dave says:

Hi, i'm struggling with a formula and hope you can help...

In cells F5:F32 I have the below percentages which are the percentage of a project completion, I now need to work out the overall project completion based on those 28 percentages so I've done =SUM(F5:F32)/28 which I believe has given me the correct answer of 32% but what if I add another value in cell F33, F34 etc, how can I change it so that the /28 is calculating the number of rows in the table automatically? I tried doing =SUM(ProjectTracker[Completion Status])/ProjectTracker[Completion Status] but I just get a #SPILL! error. I hope this makes sense. Many thanks

F5:F32 Cell values below:
75%
75%
75%
75%
75%
75%
75%
0%
25%
50%
50%
50%
0%
25%
100%
75%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

45. Timothy J Parrish says:

OK so I have this sheet I'm using to find out a total of materials needed.

Cell M6 = Items you need
Cell N6 = Items you have on hand
Cell O6 = Trying to find % for what I need to get still

I have been racking my brain and using different formulas here and I just can't get it right. I am very amateur with excel so most likely I'm just skipping an important step somewhere.

On top of that, compound the situation. Is there a way to conditional format the cells to see %'s and colors.

So I need Red to be 99-70% needed still
Orange - 69-50%
Yellow 49-20%
Green 19-1%
Blue - 0%

46. Jeff says:

Hello,
I'm not sure how can i explain this, but i will try to justify I have many lines with a different percentage, And I want to get the average percentage without including the 0%, (0% can be showed in different column either a,b,c,d) so if line nos. sample showed below, how can i get the correct formula for this?
Line no. 1: A1=100%, B1 =75%, C1=0%, D1=90% Answer is 88.3%
Line no. 2: A2=80%, B2=0%, C2=95%, D2=0% Answer is 87.5%

• Jeff says:

Thank you Alexander, it's helping me a lot.

47. Helen says:

I am wanting to write a formula for a S/S. I want it to pick up certain words in column C such as Robot, Ford, ABP and then calculate the discount % that should be applied to the price in column D from the RRP in column E.

I have written this but Excel is not accepting the formula. =IF(C5="Robot"),E5*0.74) what am I doing incorrect please?

so for example; Robot dog in column C RRP is \$2660 in column E. I get 26% discount from Robot dog and I want column D to give me that discounted price.

• Hello!
If I understood your description of the problem correctly, then you can calculate the discount using something like this formula:

=IF(OR(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Robot",C1,1)),ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Ford",C1,1))),E1*0.26,E1)

• Helen says:

Thank you!! that is great. Is there a way to write several words with different % discounts?
So Robot dog is 26% discount, but Ford is 37% discount and ABP is 15% discount? The above formula worked great for Robot dog but was unable to get the other discount % for Ford, ABP etc.
:) appreciate your support and assistance.

• Hi!

=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Robot",C1,1)),E1*0.26,IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("Ford",C1,1)),E1*0.37,IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("ABP",C1,1)),E1*0.15,E1)))

I recommend reading this guide: Multiple IF statements in Excel (nested IF's)

• Helen says:

Thank you so much! you have been ever so helpful!

48. Helen says:

Hi,
I am needing to - % from RRP to find out the Sell Price.
So RRP is in cell E5, discount is in cell I5 then I want to find Sell price in cell F5.

I am trying =E5*(1-I5) but it isn't giving me the correct output that I get from a calculator.

Example - on a calc 2660-10% = 2394. But on excel i am getting -23940. What am I missing in my formula please?

thanks!

• Hello!
In cell I5, write down 10%. If 10 is written in I5, then use the formula

=E5*(100-I5)/100

This is covered in the manual above.

49. Boateng Joseph says:

Please I would like to convert a 100% CA to a 40% CA so what is the formula or function required to carry out these activities. I would also like to know if excel could be used to determine the remarks and rank of an examination results

any one tell me how to convert 40000 value into 30 different rows which formula i can use

51. Butt says:

for example, my salary is 700,000/- I need to know it's 65 % and 8.33% for 65 %.

52. Atik Shaikh says:

Dear Sir,
Please show me the formula for following sum in excel.

A1 = 125
A2 = 335
A3 = 345
A4 = 550
A5 = 246

Total of A1 + A3 +A5 = 716 I know the 18% of the total 716 is 128.88, but what formula should I use in excel to get 18% figure?

53. syman says:

• Hi!
This problem is solved at school.
46/1178*100%

54. Ian says:

Hi

How would I work out what the overall percentage is based on team size, so team A has 9 member and produce 456 orders and team B has 22 members and produce 600. What percentage is it based on team size. The most productive team is A but what calculation would I use?

• Hi!
Your question is not related to Excel. But I would suggest finding the number of orders per member. Divide 456 by 9.

55. Dinesh says:

How to write
Mr. Bred R Belt got 65% marks
=TEXTJOIN (" ",TRUE,A3,B3,E3,C3,"got",D3 and more requirements

56. Naveen says:

Hi Pls help me out to get the value of x in Excel.
E.G. - X + 1.25% is 150
how to get the X?

57. charis says:

How can I calculate the 2 percentage result from my activity via excel? lets say I have 80% for written assessment under D3 then I have 70% for call assessment under G3. Whats the whats the formula for excel to get the total percentage for both? Please help

• Hi!
I don't fully understand your problem. Perhaps you need to calculate the weighted average. Then read this guide.

58. Rohit kanodia says:

in Excel sheet (%) calculation is wrong going
example -

L.Cost - 135
Sales Cost - 232
Profit - 58.19%

now - L.Cost is 135 * 58.19% = 78.56 (135+78.56=213.56)

and sales cost is showing 232

• Hi!
58.19% is a percentage of 232. Therefore, multiplying 135 by 58.19% is incorrect and does not make sense. But this has nothing to do with Excel.

59. Jamie says:

I want to know how to calculate the following in excel:
I have a class of 27 students and they all achieved grades: I want to work out the percentage that got a level 9, level 8, etc.

For example, I can then report that 28% achieved a level 9, 32% a Level 8, so on and so forth!

• Hello!
To count how many students have reached level 9, use the COUNTIF function. The calculation of the percentage of this number is described in detail in this article above.

60. Mike Maguire says:

Hi, we have a property with our daughter purchase \$635000 we have put in \$325000 and daughter \$310000 we are doing improvements to the property which will add to the total.
Question. What formula would I use to show what percentage each has in the total, thanks in advance

61. Hi!
If I write the formula =17*0.9 into the cell, then I get the result 15.3.
If you get 17 as a result of other calculations, then use the decimal format in the cell. You will see the number 17.33

62. Joseph Francis says:

Sorry I've resolved using the ROUND formula.

63. Joseph Francis says:

Please explain why in Excel if you multiply 17*0.9 = 15.6, & using a calculator = 15.3

very frustrating when you cannot trust your excel cal?

64. Evelynne says:

Could anybody help me please on how to work out percentage of a loan on Excel. Eg. if I have a loan at a 2.29% paying it back in 5 years with certain amount of monthly payments, I want to see on Excel how it reduces with each payment until the balance is Zero.
Is that something someone can help me with?