Today we’ll be talking about **how to calculate discount percentages** in Excel in a quick and easy way.

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To calculate a discount percentage in Excel, first select the cell where you’re planning to show the result.

Then go to the Home tab and **format the cell as Percentage** using this **‘Percent Style’** button. This way you’ll make sure Excel will display **the results as a percentage**, including the per cent sign.

Once the cell has been formatted correctly, we type in the equal sign and **divide the discounted price in C3** with the original price – the price before the discount was applied – in B3.

When we press Enter, we get the **first important result**, which tells us that the discounted price (7 euros) is 70% from the original price of 10 euros.

However, we’re trying to calculate the discount, so **we need to subtract** this calculated figure (70%) from 100%.

In terms of the formula, we need to **subtract the first result from the number 1**.

So, this is **the final formula**, which will help you calculate the discount percentage in a quick and easy way.

If the **original price was 10 euros** and **the discounted price is 7 euros**, you **saved 30%**.

And if the discounted price changes to 9 euros, Excel **automatically recalculates the discount percentage** and shows 10% in the target cell.

The formula **works with all numbers** and you’ll get the result immediately – couldn’t be quicker and easier!

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