1/26/12
6:52 am

# Forum Question: How To Work Out Percentages In Numbers for iPad?

I am new to numbers (and iPad) but do seem to be mastering it slowly, however I just cannot seem to work out what is the formula to calculate a percentage.
I have a figure in F2 (i.e; 67) and i want to know the answer in F3 of what percentage F2 (67) is of D3 (i.e: 220).
Can anyone help me and also lead me to any place I can fine some help and formulas. I have seen the Apple page but that is far too complicated.
Any help would be apprecaited. Thank you so much.
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Janet

### Comments: 4 Responses to “How To Work Out Percentages In Numbers for iPad?”

1/26/12 @ 7:39 am

Doesn’t matter which spreadsheet program you are using, that’s just math.
If the total is 220, then 67/220 gets you the percentage (0.345454545). So =F2/D3 is the formula. Set the format of the cell to a percentage and 0.345454545 will appear as 34.545454%.

Janet
1/26/12 @ 8:53 am

Thanks for your reply. Sorry but still not got it, maybe it is my basic knowledge of math that is the problem here but 67 is 30% of 220 not 34% and i don’t have (or I don’t know where to find) ” / ” (a backslash) on the keyboard that comes up on my ipad 2 to put in F2/D3.

1/26/12 @ 9:05 am

Sorry. I mistyped. 67/220 = .30454545, yes.
When you go to enter a formula in Numbers, you get a special keypad that has those symbols on it. It makes it even easier by using the old-fashion divided-by symbol (a dash with a dot above and below). Just tap in a field and then tap the “=” button to signify that you want to enter a formula.

Janet
1/26/12 @ 9:42 am

GOT IT !! I have finally got it ! Thank you so so much !