#### How to Calculate Percentage in Excel Using a Formula

Calculating a percentage in Excel is easy. Just follow these simple steps:

- Enter the numbers you want to calculate the percentage for in a column.
- In the cell next to the numbers, enter a formula to calculate the percentage.

For example, if you want to calculate the percentage of a column of numbers, you would enter the following formula in the cell next to the column of numbers: **=SUM(A1:A5)/5**. This formula calculates the percentage by taking the sum of the column of numbers (A1:A5) and dividing it by 5.

You can also use the following formula to calculate the percentage of a column of numbers: **=AVERAGE(A1:A5)**. This formula calculates the percentage by taking the average of the column of numbers (A1:A5).

#### How to Use the Excel PivotTable to Calculate Percentage

The Excel PivotTable is a powerful tool that you can use to calculate a percentage. To use the PivotTable to calculate a percentage, follow these steps:

- Select the data that you want to use to calculate a percentage.
- Click the Insert tab.
- Click PivotTable in the Tables group.
- Click OK.
- In the PivotTable Field List, drag the field that you want to calculate a percentage for to the Values area.
- Click the Value Field Settings button.
- Click Show Values As.
- Click Percent of Column Total.
- Click OK.

Now that you know how to calculate a percentage in Excel, you can use this knowledge to your advantage. For example, you can use the PivotTable to calculate a percentage for a specific field, such as sales.