# How to Divide a Value to Get a Percentage in Excel (5 Suitable Examples)

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If you are looking for some special tricks to divide in Excel to get a percentage, you’ve come to the right place. In Microsoft Excel, there are numerous ways to divide to get a percentage. In this article, we’ll discuss five ways to divide in Excel to get a percentage. Let’s follow the complete guide to learn all of this.

## How to Divide a Value to Get a Percentage in Excel: 5 Suitable Examples

We will use five effective and tricky ways to divide in Excel to get a percentage in the following section. This section provides extensive details in five ways. You should learn and apply all of these, as they improve your thinking capability and Excel knowledge.

### 1. Divide by Copying a Formula to Get a Percentage in Excel

It is the quickest and simplest way to divide in Excel to get a percentage. Here, we have a dataset containing different student marks. We must follow the following process if we wish to calculate each student’s percentage of marks. 📌 Steps:

• Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell F5:

`=(C5+D5)/E5`

Here, cells C5, and D5 show the marks of each student. The Total Marks are shown in cell E5.

• Press Enter. • Next, go to the Home tab, and select the Percentage symbol under the Number group. • Consequently, we can convert the data into percentage terms. • After that, drag down or double-click the Fill Handle icon to use Excel’s AutoFill feature.
• Finally, we will get the percentage values in the corresponding cells. ### 2. Divide Using Array Formula in Excel

Here, we use another effective way to divide in Excel to get a percentage using array formulas. You have to follow the following steps to do this.

📌 Steps:

• Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell F5:

`=(C5:C10+D5:D10)/E5:E10`

Here, the range of cells C5:C10, and D5:D10 show the marks of each student. The total marks are shown in the range of cells E5:E10.

• Press Enter. • Next, go to the Home tab, and select the Percentage symbol under the Number group. • Finally, we will get the percentage values in the corresponding cells. ### 3. Divide Using a Constant Number to Get a Percentage

Here, we use another effective way to divide in Excel to get a percentage. We are going to divide the column’s values by a constant number. You have to follow the following steps to do this.

📌 Steps:

• Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell F5:

`=(C5+D5)/200`

Here, cells C5, and D5 show the marks of each student. The Total mark is 200.

• Press Enter. • Next, go to the Home tab, and select the Percentage symbol under the Number group. • Consequently, we can convert the data into percentage terms. • After that, drag down or double-click the Fill Handle to use Excel’s AutoFill feature.
• Finally, we will get the percentage values in the corresponding cells. ### 4. Using Absolute Cell Reference in Excel

Now, we use another quickest way to divide in Excel to get a percentage. We are going to divide the column’s values by a constant number using cell absolute reference to get a percentage. You have to follow the following steps to do this.

📌 Steps:

• Firstly, we will use the following formula in the cell F5:

`=(C5+D5)/\$E\$7`

Here, cells C5, and D5 show the marks of each student. The Total marks are shown in cell E7.

• Press Enter. • Next, go to the Home tab, and select the Percentage symbol under the Number group. • Consequently, we can convert the data into percentage terms. • After that, drag down or double-click the Fill Handle icon to use Excel’s AutoFill feature.
• Finally, we will get the percentage values in the corresponding cells. ### 5. Divide by Utilizing Paste Special Command to Get a Percentage

Now, we use another quickest and most effective way to divide in Excel to get a percentage. We are going to divide the column values by a constant number using the paste special option to get a percentage. You have to follow the following steps to do this.

📌 Steps:

• Firstly, select the range of the data C5:C10 and press ‘Ctrl+C’.

###  • Then, on the percentage column press Ctrl+V’ or you have to right-click and select the appropriate paste type like the following. • The percentage column will look like this after pasting the data. • Copy the cell D7 by pressing Ctrl+C’. • Next, select the range of the data C5:C10 and you have to right-click. Then click on the Paste Special option. • When the Paste Special dialog box appears, click on the Divide option under the Operation. Click on OK. • As a consequence, you will get the following output. • Next, go to the Home tab, and select the Percentage symbol under the Number group. • Finally, we will get the percentage values like the following. ## Conclusion

That’s the end of today’s session. I strongly believe that from now you may be able to divide in Excel to get a percentage. If you have any queries or recommendations, please share them in the comments section below.

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