# Calculate a Percentage of a number in Excel

Percentage is an expression of part of the whole. For example, You got the marks 70 out of 100 in Mathematics subject. Lets calculate how much percentage of marks that you got in the Mathematics => (70/100) x 100 => 70% marks.

Here we are converting the fractions into percentages by multiplying the fraction by 100. percent(per cent) sign(%) is used to indicate the percentage.

## Example 1: Percentage calculation in Excel

Method 1 : Multiply the fraction by 100

The students are scored the marks such as 150,145 and 134 out of 200. How do we calculate the percentage of marks for those students? Lets use the percentage formula in excel = (Scored Marks/Out of Marks) x 100

Method 2 : Get the percentage without multiply the fraction by 100

The percentage sign in missing in the calculated percentage. To get the percentage sign,we can use Format option in excel. It will automatically multiply the fraction by 100 and display the percentage sign also in the result.