# Showing Percentages As Actual...Using a Formula

#1

Is there a way to get a percentage (from a simple ratio) to show as the actual percentage…so, Airtable shows 42% as 4.2%…when using the formula function and formatting to %…

#2

divide the result by 10[sic] (or 100 if you mean what I think you mean) in the formula?

#3

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#4

@Brandon_Sturgill - I’m confused as to what you are trying to do. Why do you want Airtable to display 42% as 4.2%? (In order to get that, you’d divide by 10, not 100 – the reason for my suggesting 100 is because usually people either want 42%, or else 0.42 [no % symbol]) But I genuinely don’t understand why you’d want it to display as 4.2%.

If you can elucidate a bit more what you’re trying to accomplish that might help for pointing you in the right direction.

#5

No worries…it’s the opposite I think. when I do a simple ratio X/Y = 42% Airtable displays it as 4.2%…I want it to display as 42%…i assumed it would work like Excel…just change the decimal point, but to no avail…dividing by 10 and 100 does not accomplish this either…I’m obviously missing something…

#6

Ok, so if you’re trying to move from 4.2% to 42%, you’ll need to multiply by 10.

#7

So you are not using percentage, but just decimal. Using that symbol is incorrect. I don’t understand neither why are you doing that.

Just a division:

Formatting percentage (it just adds the symbol)

This makes no sense to me. You should multiply by 100:

You can represent it as a 10-based ratio, but you shouldn’t use the percent symbol.

#8

Good looking out…this is totally grade school stuff that’s apparently over my head…anyway…inserting 100* at the beginning of the formula gets me where I need to be.