Excel allows a user to get a percent of sold products using the simple division. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in getting a percent sold from a total.

*Figure 1. The result of the formula*

**Syntax of the Formula**

The generic formula is:

**=total / sold**

The parameters of the formula are:

**total**– a total amount**sold**– a sold amount from total

**Setting up Our Data for the Formula**

Let’s look at the structure of the data we will use. In column B (“Total”), we have a total amount and in column C (“Sold”) we have a sold amount. In the column D (“Percent sold”), we want to get a percentage of the sold amount.

* Figure 2. Data that we will use in the example*

**Get a Percentage of a Sold Amount**

In our example, we want to get a percentage of a sold amount (3600). The result will be in the cell D3.

The formula looks like:

**=B3/C3**

The parameter **total **is the cell B3, while the parameter **sold** is C3.

To apply the formula, we need to follow these steps:

- Select cell D3 and click on it
- Insert the formula:
`=B3/C3`

- Press enter
- Drag the formula down to the other cells in the column by clicking and dragging the little “+” icon at the bottom-right of the cell.

*Figure 3. Using the formula to get a percentage of a sold amount*

Finally, the result in the cell D3 is 60%.

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If I have 16 cabbages at R15 each and sell 2 cabbages, how do I calculate this into percentage on a spreadsheet

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