how can I convert a number to a percentage?

Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

           This question is similar but not exactly like the one I have currently open.  Basically, I wish to know how to convert a number to a percentage.  The number of interest is total deductions.   To simplify my question here is a condensed hypothetical overview.  Gross Amount: $1,924.70   Total Personal Deductions: $424.05  Net Amount:  $1,500.65.

           If more information is needed, please feel free to let me know and it will be given.

           Thank you


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Divide Deductions (424.05) by Gross (1924.60) and multiply the result by 100.

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To get a percentage you need a number and a base. It is unclear what they are in your question
In your case I think your number you want is 'Total personal deduction'
What is your base amount? It could be "gross amount", or "net amount"
you could use
% = 425.05/1924.70
% = 425.05/1500.65

take your pick
Joe WinogradDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,

The general formula is:


In your examples, the Personal Deductions are 22.03% of the Gross Amount, calculated by:


Similarly, the Personal Deductions are 28.26% of the Net Amount, calculated by:


Regards, Joe
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Thank you, everyone, for answering my question.   The formula provided along with its breakdown certainly did make sense.  

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was pleased to help you.
Joe WinogradDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, George, always happy to try to help you. Regards, Joe
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