# Calculator percentage

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Chin Fong - Jul 5, 2009 at 03:03 AM
Excelguru Posts 261 Registration date Saturday April 11, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 21, 2011 - Jul 5, 2009 at 04:40 AM
Hello,
When I used excel to calculate the percentage of two figure and when I used calculator to re-check the figure, it differs thou I limit it to 2 decimal. For example: 54,134.07/231,076.80 = 23.4% but when you use the calculator to calculate: 231,076.80 x 23.4%, you will get some other figure, not 54,134.07. What is the formula or command to use in excel, so taht it tally with the caluculator figures when someone is checking it?

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Excelguru Posts 261 Registration date Saturday April 11, 2009 Status Member Last seen June 21, 2011 307
Jul 5, 2009 at 04:40 AM
Hi Chin Fong

To get accurate results increase the decimal points of the %. In excel, when you get 24.7% it is not just 24.7%.

Do one thing in excel also try the calculation 231,076.80 x 23.4% by manually inputting these two figures and then compare it with results by using a calculator