# How to Use Percentage Formula in MS Excel

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How to calculate percentage formula in MS Excel

Percentage function is not too difficult to apply in Microsoft Excel however, we should have some understanding about mathematics and we can understand to calculate percentage formulas in different conditions. We are illustrating to calculate formula in MS Excel in different condition in our article.

Method 1

Suppose we have to increase 5 percent in salaries of our teachers’ staff and other administrative staff in our school on year ending 2020. Moreover, we have to decrease 2 percent from monthly salary of some employees due to their poor performance. For increasing and decreasing salaries in percentage we usually calculate following method in mathematics.

Increase

Monthly Salary + Monthly Salary * 5 % = Increased Salary

Decrease

Monthly Salary - Monthly Salary * 5 % = Decreased Salary

We shall adopt following formula on Microsoft Excel using above mentioned methods which will give us desired results :-

 A B C D E 1 Name Monthly Salary Salary after Increase 5% Salary after decrease 2% 2 Azmat 6000 =C2 + C2 * 5 % Or =C2 + C2 * 5 / 100 (6300) 3 Ghani 6000 - (C3 - C3 * 2 %) or (C3 - C3 *2 / 100) or 5880

Method No 2

If we want what amount has been increased or deducted in the salaries of above mentioned employees, then we shall use following method to calculate the percentage amount:-

Total Salary * 5 % or Total Salary * 5 / 100

We shall use following formulas in MS excel for adopting above method:-

 A B C D E 1 Name Monthly Salary 5% Increase Amount Salary after decrease 2% 2 Azmat 6000 =C2 * 5% or C2 * 5 / 100 (300) 3 Ghani 6000 0 (C3*2%) or (C3*2/100) or 120

Method No 3

We shall use following method to calculate percentage of marks obtained by students in their examinations:-

For calculating percentage of obtained marked following method is used in mathematics:-

Obtained Marks / Total Marks*100 or obtained marks / total marks% = Percentage of Obtained marks

We shall use following formula to adopt above mentioned method:-

 A B C D 1 Name Total Mks Mks Obatined % of Obtained Mks 2 Abdul Shakoor 1000 600 =C2/B2*100 of C2/B2% (60)

If we desire to show percentage symbol with percentage then we shall use following method

 A B C D 1 Name Total Mks Mks Obatined % of Obtained Mks 2 Abdul Shakoor 1000 600 =C2/B2 Later click on percentage symbol shown on home tab which will show the result as (60%)

Later drag or copy all above formulas in your prescribed sheet which will show results for all entries shown in your worksheet.

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