In calculating percentages in Excel, there are a lot of ways that you could do this:

  • What is the percentage of a number?
  • What is the percentage change of value i.e. The percentage increase or decrease
  • What is the proportion against a total value?

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

Let us go over each method in the tutorial below:

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STEP 1: What is the percentage of a number?

To calculate the percentage of the number, simply multiply the number and the percentage together:

Percentage x Number

75% * 100

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

 

STEP 2: What is the percentage change of value i.e. The percentage increase or decrease

To calculate the change in value as a percentage, get the difference of the new value and the old value, then divide it by the old value:

(New – Old) / Old

(150 – 100 ) / 100

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

 

STEP 3: What is the proportion against a total value?

To get the proportion as a percentage, divide the portion by the total amount:

Portion / Total

12/20

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

 

STEP 4: We are almost done! The last two values are not in the percentage format, so let’s fix that.

Select the last two values and go to Home > Number > %

 

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

Your percentage values are now all ready!

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

 

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

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