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Percent sold

Excel formula: Percent sold
Generic formula 

To calculate percentage sold, you can use a simple formula that divides sold amount by the total amount.

In the example shown, the formula in E6 is


This formula simply divides the told sold by the total. In cell E6, the formula is solved like this:


When the result is formatted using the Percentage number format .83333 is displayed as 83%.

Note: when working manually, percentage results are calculated by dividing one number by another, then multiplying by 100 to express as a percentage. However, because Excel can display decimal or fractional values automatically as a percentage by applying the Percentage number format, there is no need to multiply by 100.

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