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How to calculate or get percentage of total in Excel?

If you have a list of sale orders for each month, and you have calculated the total orders for these months, now, you want to get the percentage of each month based on the total, how could you solve this job in Excel?

Calculate the percentage of total with formula


Calculate the percentage of total with formula

To calculate the percentage of each month based on the total orders, the following simple formula can help you. Please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =B2/$B$10 into a blank cell where you want to get the result, and then drag the fill handle down to copy this formula to other cells, see screenshot:

doc percentage of total 1

2. Then, you should format the cells to percent as following screenshot shown:

doc percentage of total 1

Note: In the above formula, B2 is the cell that contains the order of the first month, and B10 is the total order cell, you should change them to your need.



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