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.

Using the basic Excel percentage formula

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.
Calculating percentage of a total in Excel

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
A formula to calculate a percentage of the total when items are in multiple rows

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

For more information about the SUM function, please check out the following tutorials:

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 (percentage 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:


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.
Excel formula to calculate percent change between 2 columns

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:


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:
Excel formula to calculate percent change between rows

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):


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 a percentage change compared to January

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.
Calculating amount by total and percentage

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%
Calculating the total by amount and percentage

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, the formula =A1*(1+20%) increases the value in cell A1 by 20%.

To decrease an amount by a percentage:

= Amount * (1 - %)

For instance, the formula =A1*(1-20%) reduces the value in cell A1 by 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)
Excel formula to increase a number by percentage

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%

    A formula to increase an entire column of numbers by a certain percentage

    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…
    Use Paste Special to increase an entire column of numbers by percentage
  5. In the Paste Special dialog window, select Values under Paste, Multiply under Operation and click OK.
    In the Paste Special dialog window, select Values under Paste, Multiply under Operation.

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

517 responses to "How to calculate percentage in Excel - formula examples"

  1. parwez` says:

    I want small information

    total actual muslim

    237 218 20

    i want formula

  2. ndivhuho says:


    I want to calculate Viral load which are >20% per facility. but i have calculated it but what i really need is all the facilities which are .20% to group them as Above and Under 20%.

    how do i calculate after getting each facility percentage.

  3. Sibang says:

    I have the following share price fluctuations:
    From To Appreciation
    Company A $100 $50 -$50
    Company B $50 $100 +50
    Company C $100 $200 +100
    Company D $200 $150 -50
    Shares were sold at $160

    Now, the total growth is 60 (i.e. 160 - 100) but each company contributed different portions. For example, Company A was no contribution, Company B no contribution as the price was from a loss to the same as allocation, but Company C moved from 100 to 200 = R100 contribution. However because the shares were sold at 160, they pick up the entire growth of $60. This is because D was a decline too.

    I have tried multiple formulas to help be calculate these contributions irrespective of how high or low the price was ut struggling. Anyone with an idea.Thanks

    • mridul says:

      old new + or - sold price contribution in percentage
      100 50 -50 160 -31.25
      50 100 50 160 31.25
      100 200 100 160 62.5
      200 150 -50 160 -31.25

  4. sam says:

    I need to create a simple formula where a total of one cell minus 2.5% equals the total of another cell.

    cell E12-2.5% = E18
    can you please help me with this no matter what I try a can't get it to work.

    Thank You

  5. Hubert says:

    hi i need help with is function
    In cell F7 in the Data worksheet, insert a formula that calculates the percentage of books returned based on the number of books returned and the quantity sold. Copy the formula from cell F7 to the range F8:F22.

    books returned 10%
    quantity sold 8,584

  6. Vivek Tripathi says:

    Thank You very much for very clear and easy way to explaining the steps. You're best in teaching the methods and process.

  7. Debbie says:

    I am trying to figure out how to charge my adult children rent for the amount I am in the hole every month. I am in the whole $2,000 a month. I want to figure out how much each person will pay by there yearly income. Some make 40K, some 20K and 12K. Also, what is the formula to check the calculation.

    • Juanita says:

      I would sum the total income (say total income is $100,000). Then determine each person's percentage of the income (whoever makes 12k would be 12%, and so on). Then you'd use that percentage to determine that person's share of rent (the person who makes 12k would pay $240).

  8. Jithin says:

    Hello All,

    Can someone advise me how i can get 0% in sales volume column in Excel?

    When i put below formula 100% appears, where i wish to have 0%.

    Units available (B7)/ Units sold (C7)/ Sale volume (%)
    2 2 =B7/C7*100%

  9. Ilyas says:

    How do i get rid of divx errors when trying to work out growth percentages as per example below:


    Always shows divx when it is dividing by 0 and this makes spreadsheet look unprofessional and i am struggling with the iferror formula to help with this kind of error.

  10. Richard says:

    I don't think this has been covered. Sorry if it has.
    I'm try to work out how many more are required to hit a certain %.

    For example 10 items with 3 attachments.
    How many more need to be sold with attachment to get to 60%.
    I know there would need to be another 8 sold with attachments to get about 60%.
    11/18*100 = 61.1%

    I want to be able to change the % of attachments.

    so if > 60% then you are ahead, but if less then 60% you need to get the next X with attachment to get above 60%

    Thanks for any help.

  11. Naseem says:

    Find percentage in exel give formula

  12. Catalog Manager says:

    I Wanna calculate in percent
    e.g.: for $350 i want to add 20%

    And for each $ less than $350 should be added 5.7% more to the 20%
    e.g.: for $349 should be added 25.7% and for $348 should be added 31.4% etc.

    How can I write it in a formula in excel ?

    Catalog Manager

    • mridul says:

      A B C D
      350 20 0 0
      349 20 5.7 25.7
      348 20 5.7 31.4
      347 20 5.7 37.1
      346 20 5.7 42.8
      345 20 5.7 48.5
      344 20 5.7 54.2
      343 20 5.7 59.9
      342 20 5.7 65.6
      341 20 5.7 71.3
      340 20 5.7 77
      339 20 5.7 82.7


  13. RAM says:


  14. Greg says:

    I have 3 values in 3 column (e,f,g)e is booked patient,f is seen patients and g the number of no shows. to obtain g I have formulated the cell to =(E28-F28)/E28 e.g to give me a percentage of no shows.
    however when I have zero values in E and F I get this error message #DIV/O in G.
    I cannot seam to find the right equations to reflect g as a 0% until numbers have been populated in e and f.
    any recommendation gratefully appreciated

    • Hi, Grag,

      the point is that when a number is divided by zero (0), Excel shows the #DIV/0! error. It happens with your formula when there's nothing in F28 cell. Please try the following formula in G28 instead:

      If you want to learn more about the IF function, please have a look at our article that explains how the functions works.

  15. rita says:

    how can you find the average and total when you have salary, allowances,gross pay, tax(16%),and net pay.

  16. Tony says:

    Can you help please, I am trying to find the average % of a row of numbers and how to formulate it on excel sheet, the average of the row must calculate to higher or lower than 90%.
    hope you understand what i mean
    many thanks Tony

  17. agy says:

    is good calculation

  18. loga says:

    hai, how to find the margin difference between new quoted price & requested price ?please guide me.

    for example : quoted price is : sgd 80 & requested price is 30sgd
    so base on the formula :
    =(80-30)/30 : i get percentage of :166.67%
    is it correct?

  19. ANWER says:


  20. Arun j says:

    its good help for me

  21. viji says:

    Hi sir i want percentage formula. Question is 9 answer 9.0 i want this question answer and formula.

  22. andre says:

    hi im cal % current cost and sell price answer = 1.25%
    how do i change answer to show 25%

  23. Eze says:

    Hi can anyone help?
    I need to make sure a loan value remain at 80% or above of a security.
    Example: amount of loan 500000k*80%=? Unknown security
    What is the amount of security needed to make sure a loan of 500000k stays at 80% ltv?

  24. Eze says:

    We have several loan amounts, but don’t know the security?
    But been told all these had been offered at a maximum 80% LTV of the loan amount.
    Is there an easy way to calculate the amount of the original security?

  25. Eze says:

    Now sorted.
    Thank you for the reply I received to my email. ;)
    Solution is to divide the amount of loan by the percentage.
    I. e 500000k:80%= the amount needed

  26. Andrea says:

    Hello, I need to Calculate the percentage (%) of income that is being contributed to retirement in B20.
    Gross Income:B12 $45,926.40
    My Contribution:B14 $6,888.96
    Roth IRA:B16 $3,600
    Total Retirement Contributions:B17 $12,785.28

    Thank you

    • Hello,

      If I understand your task correctly, please try the following formula:


      Please check that the Percentage format is applied to cell B20. To do this, open the Format Cells dialog either by pressing Ctrl + 1 or right-clicking the cell and selecting Format Cells… from the context menu. Make sure the Percentage category is selected and specify the desired number of decimal places in the Decimal places box.

      Hope it will help you.

  27. Lawrence says:

    How to calculate the % of specific text in Excel:

    For example:


    What is the %'of red, blue and Orange? How to come up with a formula in Excel?

  28. Shashi Kala says:

    If we want to increase or decrease percentage, suppose a-b/a*100%, If a is zero than what will happen.

  29. Sal says:

    I have a simple issue that I don't know how to do since I am not a financial person.
    Cell A I have amount to receive from my clients, Cell B I have to pay the money to get the job/product. I need cell C to show what percent I have made out of it. Hope you understand. Thank you in advance. TC

  30. donna says:

    I have an Annual Budget of $1,450,00, I need to insert formulas that will calculate total amount for each department based on the specified percentage of the annual budget

  31. Dinesh maru says:

    I want to get this formula
    Cell A ki 1to100 Tak ki 5% Kya hota hai

  32. Dinesh maru says:

    A. B. C
    150. A.ke1to100ke5%. baki
    Bache 101> ke 10%

  33. Atif Durrani says:

    Dear sir,
    hope your are fine, kindly solve my this problem i want to take 50 percentage of 37800 in other column in excel sheet. how i can do this.

    God Bless you.
    Atif Durrani

  34. Abdul Waheed says:

    Dear Sir,

    Can you adv us, how can i apply percantage on all sheet only one colume

    suppose i had the rate sheet & i want to added 5% on all sheet that what i do


  35. poster says:

    Poster's, Don't forget to say please and thank you.
    These people are trying to help you with your problems.

  36. Sujit M says:

    easy to learning and elaborative.. thanks.

  37. santosh says:

    " if a1=apple and b1= india so c1= count 1 " please put the formula

  38. ashwini says:

    example:In a department there are 10 employees ,total number of leaves taken by them is 25 how to calculate leave % of that department

  39. Farooq Minhas says:

    if a 54=70% then what is 90% of 54?

  40. Farooq Minhas says:

    100% = 70% of A and 30% of B. then how to calculate the 120% of A and 70% of B


  41. rose fawaz says:

    hello, i need a help,
    how to calculate the precentage between two invoice

  42. Sonny Manimtim says:

    kindly help me solve the following

    original price: $421.95
    discounted price: $359.96

    savings: $61.99

    in terms of percentage, how many percent was saved? Please show me the formula


  43. Brian Blackwell says:

    Avail From A From B Utilization
    17 5 1 ?%

    I have a muliti sheet spreed sheet, calculating utilisation of seats in a vehicle. In the example above, there are 17 seats available. The vehicle stops twice and collects 5 pax from staop A and 1 pax from stop B.

    What is the formula for calculating the percentage utilisation.
    Many thanks

  44. Suraj Kumar says:


  45. DIN DUTTA says:

    Time members percent
    12-2.59Am 188 ??

  46. DIN DUTTA says:

    Given time period nd workers how to calculate percent ???

  47. Richard says:

    How to calculate :

    120UNIT 88
    105 METRE 110
    85 TEA CUP 5
    100 PATIENTS 150

  48. Janie says:

    Hi, I have 5 people submitting their ranking for 24 topics. How do I take all of the data and sort to show which topic is the most important to least important of all 24? I can add each row, and then sort high to low.... is there another way to show percentage wise?

  49. Amicable unique says:

    find the excel formular for total,average and percentage. pls help me out sir god bless you.

  50. kand says:


    I would like a formula to show total less %
    ie Column A $100 column B to show $12.00 (12% of 100)
    When I put in formula it shows % (8800%) not total dollars.
    formula used =A1*(1-12%)

    Thank you for your help.

  51. Ameesh Sharma says:

    I want to see the % increase in excel from Value A to Value B
    Value A = 0
    Value B = 455

    Formula Applied (B-A)/A, but it gives #DIV/0. Can I get the % in results instead?

    • Doug says:

      The Microsoft Excel Help site has a good explanation of working with this situation. Search "How to correct a #DIV/0! error" and you'll see the work a-rounds.

  52. Kathy Zach says:

    I am trying to add a number to a percentage formula. My current formula is: O143+O143*Q143, which equates to a number in "O143" multiplied by a percentage in "Q143". After that is calculated, I want to add a number that is not affected by the percentage to the total in the first equation. For example, the number in O143 is $5,999.58 and the percentage in Q143 is 3%. The number to add, $75.64, is in N143. I have tried doing "+N143" but that does not give me the correct total. The total should come out to be: $6,255.21. Please provide help to this formula to come to the correct total.

  53. Lenin says:

    I've created a spreadsheet that shows how often a report is printed vs when it's not my cells are populated by "yes" and "no". I would like to calculate the total percentage of "yes" in each column. How do I create a formula that can calculate how often the word "yes" appears in each column?

  54. Sachin Bhopale says:

    Thank you so much.. its very useful. Thumbs'up.

  55. Uma says:

    I want know this

    value is 3410
    after percentage = 1747.68
    so want what is percentage in this value

  56. Viny says:

    can u give me solution about this
    =(130-80)*8+800+6.45*50 calculate total amt less 10% and show last amt 1370

  57. Viny says:

    can u give me solution about this
    =(130-80)*8+800+6.45*50 calculate total amt less 10% and show last amt 1370

    • Doug says:

      Here's a solution that shows you all the steps.
      BYI, this returns 1370.25.

      You could substitute cell addresses for some of these hard coded numbers and make this a little more flexible.

  58. Viny says:

    thanku so much

  59. Kumaravel M says:

    I want the output as 1:2 in excel for 100000 vs 200000

    how to work out this(100000 vs 200000) in Excel

    For example current asset ratio calculation.

  60. elmrush says:

    I am trying to equate the percentage of each employees work load by the total workload for all. I want to calculate individual workload by total workload for all. For instance in Cell F2 I have 66 and the total overall in cell F9 is 500. If you could please give advise I would greatly appreciate it. thank you so much

    • Doug says:

      Divide the individual by the total like this:
      For example in G2 enter =F2/F9
      then format G2 as percentage in the Format Cell window.

  61. Viny says:

    plz can u give me solution about this
    =866.50+60 *1% answer is 917.235

    • Doug says:

      When I enter this: =(866.5+60)*0.01, Excel returns 9.265.
      Is there something else that should be entered in the formula?

  62. Viny says:

    this is not right. I have found the right thread. Thank you
    =((866.5+60)-(866.5+60)*1%) 917.235

  63. Amelia says:

    I'm trying to caculate the percentage of but 3 words

    I need the percentage of the closed and ongoing to be collective to make up the done.
    Can anyone assist please?

    • Doug says:

      Sum the numbers in the Open column, then sum the numbers in the closed column, then sum the numbers in the ongoing column.
      Add the closed value to the ongoing value then divide the value of the open column by this total.

  64. veer says:

    hai i want a formula for how to compare one sentence to multiple rows for example

    1. ram is a good boy - 100% i want to compare this sentence to other rows
    2. good boy is a ram - 100% same words but sentence formation diff but words are same thats y 100 % .
    3. ram is a boy - 80% here no good so 80% ,
    4. ram is a good boy than others - 120% because sentence extra ,

    like this i want to compare 1 state that how much matches with other statement for finding duplications. please send a mail to me how to find that one.

  65. mahesh says:

    how to calculate deficit in percentage
    april,may,june and target for these months is 65%

    i have the data of april and may, so I need to calculate deficit percentage using these two months data which means how much more I need to get to cover up the target %

  66. ASAPEH GENESIS says:

    please help me to know to calculate in all excel formulas

  67. Anna says:

    I have a simple formula: 4688.8306 * 4% = 4876.3838

    When I check my work with: 4688.8306/4876.3838, I get 3.8462%

    Why are they different?

    • Doug says:

      When I multiply 4688.8306 * .04 I get 187.55.
      When I divide 187.55 by 4688.8306 I get .04.
      Are there some other numbers that aren't visible in the formulas?

  68. DC says:

    How do I calculate the percentage spent so far. I know the whole amount is $500,000 (column A = line items budgeted). Column B = amount spent out of all budgeted items (not all budgeted items have been purchased, so am looking for a running total as I add in amounts spent each day). Thank you.

  69. isabel says:

    how would you get the percentage sales comparing last month and this month sales. Example:

    last month - May 2018 - $1,293.00
    this month - Jun 2018 - $2,390.00

  70. Jitendra Kumar says:

    give the prasantage fromula

  71. Ashelo says:

    What is the formula of raw score/no.items * 5 in excel?

  72. Tanmay says:

    Sir I forget the formula of finding percentage
    in excel

  73. MBP says:

    I'm trying to create a template for return rate percentages... it would need to list date of orders, PO#s so everything is separated by order - the fun part is then getting this to calculate the percentage of product returned from each vendor

    basic template would show Customer A bought 12 apples and returned 5
    but it would have to calculate both columns to give a total amount of returns as I continue to list purchases and returns... Help. IF I need to clarify more please let me know. Thank you!

  74. satyapal says:

    Dear sir my question is how to give to employees bonus for different each and other suppose 10000 = 10% , 20000=15% like

  75. Monehin feyi says:

    I found this tutorial helpful, but can someone get a certificate from you?

  76. TANAJI says:

    hello Sir,
    Good Morning

    can u give me solution about this
    Amount 5400/- = - 40% + 12% + 18% = 4282/-? What is the formula ?

  77. Michelle says:

    Good morning, Please help I mam stuck. this is my formula but it does not want to take it.

  78. Jasmin says:

    A B C D E F Total
    10,00% 20,00% 30,00% 20,00% 10,00% 10,00% 100,00%

    20,00% 20,00% 30,00% 20,00% 10,00% 10,00% 110,00%
    if I change value in A3=20%
    what is formula for B3;C3; automatically change values from B3:F3 to have sum from A3:F3 = 100%

  79. Dean says:

    I am trying to come up with a formula in excel to tell me how many invoices were paid on time based on net 45 vs. paid late?

    Invoice Date Terms Date Paid Days to pay Overdue
    6/29/2018 45 7/23/2018 24 No
    7/10/2018 45 8/13/2018 34 No
    7/11/2018 45 8/13/2018 33 No
    3/7/2018 45 5/17/2018 71 Yes
    3/16/2018 45 5/17/2018 62 Yes

    • Doug says:

      If you want the count of how many invoices were paid on time vs paid late using the data in your sample enter this in an empty cell:
      where the "Yes" and "No" text is in the range E16:E20
      Then in another empty cell enter: =COUNTIF(E16:E20,"No") for overdue invoices.
      Do you need more formulas than this to get the analysis you want?

  80. Sagar Mistry says:

    5400(old) 5880(new) how much increase in between old and new?

  81. says:

    Hi ...
    Somebody pllzz tell me how to find the simple formula for the marks of five sub like maths , English, science, economics , history and politics.....I am not able to find it 😒😕😟😕😟

  82. M Kathirvel says:

    What is the percentage contribution of each number to the total?

  83. Nikhil Munjal says:


  84. Meera Lopez says:


    I want to calculate Profit in percetage per unit, find below the details

    80 $ per unit price of Item X
    90 $ per unit price of Item Y
    100 $ per unit price of Itey A

    Now find the below scnearios..

    1. selling price for Item X per unit is 100 $ How to calculate profit per unit in %.

    2. selling price for Item Y per unit is 85 $ How to calculste loss per unit in %.

    3. selling price for Item A per unit is 100 $

    Now, How to incorporate the same thing in excel as per below conditions

    1. Profit in Percentage per unit
    2. Loss in Percentage per unit
    3. Overall Profit percentage sold per unit
    4. Overall Loss percentage sold per unit
    5. ROI of product sold per unit and total units sold of above all the products.

  85. SRC says:

    how to calculate Rs.100000*5/100 but should not exceeds Rs.15 in excel WITH FORMULA

  86. MIRZA ALI SAJID says:

    Please can you help me to get the formula for:
    120=100+20, % of 100 is 20%.Available data is only 120 and the 20% .Is there any way to get the figure 100 by using only 20% and 120 ?

  87. Fabio says:

    Hi, i need a littel help in this case. I wont to calculete how many positive response do i need if have to past from 78% in 82%. I will make an example. If i have 2 no and 8 yes, im 80%. Now i wont to calculate how many yes do i need to pas from 80% in 85% (i wont that, if i change the % the system will calculate me the number of yes that i need). Thanks

  88. Chloe Baird says:

    Hi there I need your assistance on the following calculation converting to percentage
    F2 =70
    E2 =100% as in 70=100%
    F2 =49
    70 is the maximum whole
    49 is what is left of the whole what then would be the remaining percent of the whole continues down the sprees as the whole decrease as it's used

  89. IMRAN says:

    Hi, I want to know the percent formula how it will less from total value
    suppose 500 amount and i need to less 45 % how it will come i tried but
    it's not coming exact value in excel
    could anyone help me please
    to get the exact value

    • Hello, Imran,
      I'm sorry but your task is not entirely clear. For us to be able to help you better, please describe it in more detail and send us a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to I kindly ask you to shorten each table to 10-20 rows / columns.
      We'll look into your task and try to help.

  90. susai says:

    some value cell A16=2299 , How to calculate 20% value of a16

  91. Zameer Abbas says:

    Hello friends, I want help,

    I'm an sugar industry employee and I forget percentage formula of:

    for example A vehicle No.123 has weight =17490 kgs, but he got deduction for bad variety 1749kgs, as percentage 10%

    please show me in excel with formulas,,

  92. Weavervale says:

    I am trying to make a column to give me 1.75% but it keeps coming up as 2%? My other column to calculate 15% works perfectly so what am I doing wrong?

  93. Johannette says:

    Hi i want to compile a formula where say i buy brushes for my salon and the cost price is R50 and i want to put a mark up off 60% on it i want my 3rd colom to tell me the retail price in Rands for ex R50+60%=x my retail price can you maybe help with a formula?

  94. Denise says:

    I am using formula to deduct various percentage discounts from a total charge.

    How can I copy this formula down a column, leaving D3 as the original charge and jumping to the next percentage discounts.

    ex. =Sum(D3-C4)

    I want D3 to be fixed when I copy the formula to the next line.


    this website is very helpful and we get more knowledge about excel formula

  96. LUZ says:

    Thank You!! This was so very helpful!!

  97. Steven says:

    I am trying to calculate the difference of a retirement savings per month from one cell. Here is an example:
    Jan. - $100,000
    Feb. - $105,000
    Mar. - $103,500
    Apr. - $

    In a blank cell I want it to give me the difference for each month as I input the data.

    Thank you, any help is greatly appreciated

  98. Ronda says:

    I have 15 statements and if there is a mistake on one, I need to know how what is the error rate. There is a header row of 5 titles of error, next row for checking what the mistake the count and next row is blank and the last row is for the average rate.

  99. khun says:

    if>=90% -=110% for 10
    how to formulate?

  100. rajeev says:

    How to calculate
    I have following aviation data ( for example)
    No. of Seats 567000
    Corresponding Revenue(Seats @ USD250) 141,750,000
    Commission given to agent on revenue 2.0%
    Commission Amount 2,835,000
    I want a formula for situation that if the number of seats increases by 25 % the agent commission should be only revenue earned on half the increase ( ie in this case 12.5%)
    How we can calculate commission in this situation.

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