# How to Find Percentage in Excel

To find a percentage in Excel, you can use various methods depending on your specific calculation. Here are some common ways to calculate percentages in Excel:

## 1. Basic Percentage Calculation:

• Suppose you have a number in cell A1 and want to find, for example, 10% of that number.
• In another cell, you can enter the following formula to calculate the percentage:Copy code`=A1 * 10%`
• Excel will display the result of the calculation, which is 10% of the number in cell A1.

## 2. Percentage Increase or Decrease:

• To calculate the percentage increase or decrease between two numbers, you can use the following formula:mathematicaCopy code`=((New Value - Old Value) / Old Value) * 100 `For example, if the old value is in cell A1 and the new value is in cell B1, the formula in another cell would be:scssCopy code`=((B1 - A1) / A1) * 100`

## 3. Percentage of Total:

• If you want to find what percentage a particular value is of a total, use the following formula:mathematicaCopy code`= (Part / Total) * 100 `For example, if the part is in cell A1, and the total is in cell B1, the formula in another cell would be:scssCopy code`=(A1 / B1) * 100`

## 4. Percentage Formatting:

• You can also format cells to display percentages without using formulas. Select the cell where you want to display the percentage, and then choose the percentage format from the Number Format dropdown in the Excel ribbon. This will display the number as a percentage.

To apply any of these methods, simply type the formula into the cell where you want the percentage result to appear, or use the formatting option to display the number as a percentage. Excel will automatically calculate and format the percentage accordingly.

Remember to adjust cell references and values according to your specific data and calculation needs.

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