A percentage is a number or ratio that represents a fraction of 100, and this representation is used widely from interest rates to risk analysis, or really in any application when the contribution of a specific item to the whole is to be highlighted. In this article, we’re going to show you *how to calculate percentage in Excel* and also go over some tips and examples.

# Standard Percentage Calculation

Since we use a decimal (base 10) system, multiplying the ratio of two numbers by a hundred is enough to find the percentage representation.

For example, 3 of 4 equals to 75 / 100 which is 75% percentage-wise.

# How to Calculate Percentage in Excel

Percentage calculations are even easier, as you do not need to multiply the fraction by 100. To calculate percentage in Excel, by simply applying a number format and Excel will display the number as a percentage value.

Upon entering your formula, select the cell and click on the **%** icon from the **HOME** tab to apply a percentage number format. Alternatively, you can apply a percentage format from the **Format Cells** dialog just like applying any other format type.