Percentage of Percentage Calculator

Written by:

Below is a percentage of percentage calculator, which will calculate the percentage of another percentage. Enter a percentage X% which you take "of" a second percentage Y%, and the tool will tell you the final impact.

Percentage of Percentage Calculator

What is a Percentage of Percentage?

A percentage of percentage comes up when two (or more) percentages interact in a way that you need to determine the final impact.

For example, in investing, you often have an X% claim on something, but may owe Y% in fees, or lose that Y% to some other factor (for example, in accredited investments). You won't know the true effect of the various clauses until you work through percentages of percentages.

Example Percentage of Percentage

Let's say there is a $10,000,000 fund, and you have the rights to 35% of the gains, but pay 20% carry or performance fee. How much would you receive in a year where the fund made $2,000,000?

Stated another way, you take home 80% of 35% of the gains. Here's how it looks:

your\ take=35\%*80\% = .35*.8 = 28\%\ of\ gains\\~\\your\ distribution=.28*\$2,000,000=\$560,000

Using the Percentage of Percentages Calculator

In the entry field at the top, enter the first percentage – the percentage X that you are taking "of" the second percentage. Likewise, in the second box,

When happy, simply hit the Compute Average button below and DQYDJ will find the percentage of percentage, so you can know the final impact.

Here are our other percentage tools:

Like this type of thing? Visit our other calculators and tools.



PK started DQYDJ in 2009 to research and discuss finance and investing and help answer financial questions. He's expanded DQYDJ to build visualizations, calculators, and interactive tools.

PK lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids, and dog.

Don't Quit Your Day Job...

DQYDJ may be compensated by our partners if you make purchases through links. See our disclosures page. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Sign Up For Emails
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram