In this article we will learn about how to calculate percentage in Microsoft Excel.
The percent change is a universal formula for percentage change. Percentages are stored as decimal value in Microsoft Excel.
For Example 15% is stored as 0.15 and 75% is stored as 0.75 etc.
So you can convert to numbers into percentage, Either go to Home tab, in the Number group click on % icon or by press the key Ctrl+Shift+%(5) on your keyboard.
How to calculate percent change in Microsoft Excel?
Let’s take an example and understand how you can change the number in percent.
We have yearly production data range A1 to B13. Column A contains years, Column B contains Sales Amount. In Column C we wants to calculate the yearly change and in column D total change.
To calculate percentage follow below mentioned steps and formula:
To convert the numbers into percentage select the range C3:C13 and press the key Ctrl+Shift+%(5).
In the similar way we can calculate the total change.
This time we have to fix the reference to cell B2, follow below mentioned steps:-
Note: Fix the cell reference by pressing the key F4 on your keyboard. The effect of this after fixing the cell reference is that it stays the same while the relative reference get changes.
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