# How to calculate the percentage change in Excel?

Microsoft Excel is a versatile tool with many features for working with data. An essential task in data analysis involves figuring out the percentage change between two values. Whether you’re keeping tabs on financial data, sales numbers, or any other measurement, knowing how to calculate percentage change in Excel is useful.

This article discusses how to calculate the total percentage and how to calculate the percentage between two numbers.

Below we have discussed:

## Calculate total percentage

If you want to calculate the total percentage of two cells in the datasheet in Excel, then follow the steps below:

Step 1: In the below-mentioned example, we will calculate the percentage of A2 and B2 so that we will type the formula =A2/B2 in C2.

Step 2: The result of A2 and B2 will be calculated; you have to convert it into the percentage. On the Home tab, click on % in the Number section.

Step 3: It will be converted to a percentage.

## Calculate the percentage between two numbers

The formula to calculate the percentage between two numbers in a datasheet in Excel is similar. This formula determines how much the new value differs from the old one and divides that difference by the old value.

Step 1: In the example, we will calculate the percentage between A2 and B2 and enter the formula =(A2-B2)/B2.

Step 2: The result will be calculated; you must convert it into a percentage by clicking on the % sign in the Number section.

Step 3: The percentage will be calculated.

## How to increase/decrease decimal places?

To increase or decrease the decimal places in the percentage column, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Select the percentage column and click on .0 (with left arrow) to decrease decimal places, and click on .00 (with right arrow) to increase decimal places.

Step 2: We decreased the decimal place. For example, here is the result:

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