# Calculating a percentage with the end percentage in mind

1. ## Calculating a percentage with the end percentage in mind

I need to create a formula that will calculate percentage needed to reach a
determined percentage at the end of the month.

For example,
week 1 = 14%
Week 2 = 13.2%
Week 3 = ?
Week 4 = ?

Month End Goal 13.8%

Is there a way to calculate what percentage is needed for week 3 and 4 to
acheive the goal?

Thanks, Noah  Register To Reply

2. It is best to do this type of thing using the original numbers, not the percentages. Work out the balance needed to make the total for the month then divide it by the number of weeks left, and calculate the % from there.

Matt  Register To Reply

3. ## Re: Calculating a percentage with the end percentage in mind

If you put in

=3*13.8%-SUM(A1:A2)

in the third cell, and

=4*13.8%-SUM(A1:A3)

in the fourth cell, that should doi it. At first the 4th cell will show
13.8%, as the third will make all the correction, but when you overtype that
with the achieved value, the fourth will adjust.

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> I need to create a formula that will calculate percentage needed to reach

a
> determined percentage at the end of the month.
>
> For example,
> week 1 = 14%
> Week 2 = 13.2%
> Week 3 = ?
> Week 4 = ?
>
> Month End Goal 13.8%
>
> Is there a way to calculate what percentage is needed for week 3 and 4 to
> acheive the goal?
>
> Thanks, Noah  Register To Reply