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percentage of a number that is one of the total od the column

Solved by C. U. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:00

Hi

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:00

It's pleasure to help you today.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:00

You want to get the percentage based on the total of numbers in other column?

User
27/08/2018 - 07:01

yes

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:01

I can show with an example. However, if you have any further example, please paste in preview.

User
27/08/2018 - 07:01

i used to know how. It won't work for me now

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:02

I have entered the sample numbers in column A.

User
27/08/2018 - 07:02

ok

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:02

And i am calculating % in column B.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:02

=A1/sum(A:A)

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:02

Using above formula and applied % formatting.

User
27/08/2018 - 07:05

A4/b1= is the formula I know. then copy it to all columns automatically changong the cell number

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:06

A4 / B1?

User
27/08/2018 - 07:06

6?8.33&

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:06

B1 is calculated % value based on the sum of column A numbers. It calculates the % of A1.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:07

Can you please write your specific example in preview?

User
27/08/2018 - 07:07

6/8.33

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:07

Can you please let me know the your requirement? You want to calculate 6 / 8.33?

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:08

6 is a number in the series. and 8.33% is based on 1.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:08

Ok. I see numbers in column D

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:09

=D1/D$5

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:09

I have fixed D5. 5th Row.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:10

And when i dragged downwards, the reference won't change.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:10

E2=D2/D$5

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:13

You want to calculate E1/31?

User
27/08/2018 - 07:13

I did it successfully on your spreadsheet but it won't work on mine

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:13

Please share yours.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:14

Not, why you are calculating G column after calculating % values in column E?

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:15

You can download the file from File / Download as Excel

User
27/08/2018 - 07:17

Forget the whole thing

User
27/08/2018 - 07:17

thank you

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 07:18

What is the problem you are having? Hope, you understood the concept? However, if the problem is solve that is fine. Thank you. Visit Got It Pro.

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