# calculating precentage

I have a conflict here, I want to calculate the percentage of hiring as shown, but the input given to me is per row as shown in the completion % column..but I wanted to be weighted by the number of hiring as I don't think that hiring 1 person is as hiring 15!

so I added a helper column called Number of H&T and inserted the number then make an equation for the sum as shown in the brown row then for another added column (Count percentage) I make equation (=[Completion %]@row / [Number of H&T]\$39) and at the brown row make =AVG([Count precentage]40:[Count precentage]45), I feel that is a long loop and don't know if that is correct or not, then I have to calculate all hiring for the operation which are separate in a different row hence I want to calculate at the sheet summary ..which equation I should use also?

• I'd add another helper column [Wgt] with a formula =[Number of H&T]@row * [completion %]@row

In you parent row, the weighted percent completion would be:

=Sum(Children([wgt])/Sum(Children([number of H&T]))

Is that what you're looking for?

Mark

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• thanks, a lot mark for your reply but it gives me #UNPARSEABLE, I make something but don't know if that is right or not .... in the parent row I inserted this equation

=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Completion %]@row)) = 0, "", AVGW(CHILDREN([Completion %]@row), CHILDREN([Number of H&T]@row)))

and as I have like 5 parent rows like this I count there averages

=AVG([Count precentage]41, [Count precentage]52, [Count precentage]63, [Count precentage]74, [Count precentage]80, [Count precentage]90)

• Hi Rana, Unparseable is a formatting issue. Try:

=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Completion %]@row) = 0, "", AVGW(CHILDREN([Completion %]@row), CHILDREN([Number of H&T]@row))

Work?

Mark

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