Hello- first time poster...

How do I add two % together?

i.e. I have two products. One is reporting 41% of total usage. The other is reporting 32% of total usage.

How do I find what the total usage is between the two?

Thanks in advance.

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- Jul 10th 2008, 07:33 AMkarmurphQuick Question re: adding percentages
Hello- first time poster...

How do I add two % together?

i.e. I have two products. One is reporting 41% of total usage. The other is reporting 32% of total usage.

How do I find what the total usage is between the two?

Thanks in advance. - Jul 10th 2008, 07:37 AMMoo
Hello,

In general, percentages represent__parts__of something.

Here, the "something" is the "total usage".

Let x represent the "total usage".

You have 41%x, that is to say $\displaystyle \frac{41}{100} x$ and 32%x, that is to say $\displaystyle \frac{32}{100} x$.

So logically, the sum of the two will be $\displaystyle \frac{41+32}{100} x$, =73% x.

Now it depends on whether the percentages are observed for independent things... We have to see what the situation is !