# Add Percentage Style to a Number in Excel & Google Sheets

*This tutorial demonstrates how to style a number with a percentage sign in Excel and Google Sheets.*

## Add Percentage Style to a Number

In Excel, you can format a list of numbers as percentages. Say you have the following list of numbers in Column B.

To format numbers from Column B as percentages, you need to use a separate column (C).

- Column C should have the values from Column B divided by 100, so in cell C2,
**enter the formula**:

`=B2/100`

- Position the cursor in the bottom right corner of cell C2, and when it turns to a black cross,
**drag it to the end of the range**(C8).

- Now you have all numbers from Column B divided by 100 in Column C. Select the range with the divided numbers (C2:C8) and in the
**Ribbon**, go to**Home > Number > Percentage (%)**.

As a result, the values in Column C are formatted as percentages

As you can see above, the default for percentages is zero decimal places. If you want to **add decimal numbers to percentages**, (1) select the range with percentage values, and in the **Ribbon**, (2) go to the **Home** tab. Here, (3) **click on the Increase Decimal icon** in the Number group. Every click will add one decimal position, so click twice to add 2 decimal numbers.

The reason you have to use an extra column (C) is that Excel, when formatting numbers as percentages, doesn’t adjust the whole number to a percentage value. So, if you have 34.5 and convert it to a percentage, it’ll be 345%.

**See also**: Formatting Numbers in Excel VBA.

## Add Percentage Style to a Number in Google Sheets

In Google Sheets, you can also add the percentage style to a number. As in Excel, you need a helper column with whole numbers divided by 100 (see Step 1 in the section above).

- Select the cells with decimal numbers (C2:C8), and in the
**Menu**, click the**Percentage symbol**.

- To add decimals, select the range with percentages (C2:C8), and in the Menu, click the
**Increase decimal places icon**.

All values from Column B now have percentage style in Column C.