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Excel 2016 from Scratch Exercise

Percentage and sums of sums

An Excel tutorial by Peter Kalmstrom

Excel 2016 iconIn this demo in the Excel 2016 from Scratch series Peter Kalmstrom explains how to create a formula that calculates percentage. He also shows how to calculate sums and sums of sums.

Peter uses a conveyour bid as an example in this exercise, and when he has caclulated all sums he creates a formula that calculates how much the labor costs in percent of the total.


If you want to try the exercise yourself, please download the Excel file Peter uses in the demo!


This is what Peter shows in the demo below:

  • How to create autosum formulas and select the cells to include.
  • How to calculate a sum of the sums.
  • How to create a division formula and show the result in percentage by formatting the cell as percentage..
  • How to add a percentage sign to a number.
Peter uses Excel 2016 for his demo, but the Excel basics are the same for earlier versions of Excel.

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