A percentage refers to a hundredth of something. It is identified as a part of the entire and is denoted by the special sign %. For instance, since the percentage sign is implicit, one can omit it when dealing with data that are all expressed in percentage value. In this article, I’ll demonstrate 6 simple ways to remove the percentage sign in Google Sheets.

**6 Simple Ways to Remove Percentage Sign in Google Sheets**

We will use the dataset below to demonstrate 6 simple ways to remove the percentage sign in Google Sheets. The dataset contains a list of religions with the percentage of adherents. Now, we want to remove those percentage signs from the dataset.

**1. ****Joining LEFT and LEN Functions**

In Google Sheets, **the LEFT function** allows you to remove characters from a string. The **LEFT **function returns an array of characters from the left. The **LEFT **function can be used to get rid of the percentage sign, once you’ve calculated how many characters are in a string overall. **The LEN function** has been used in our example to know the number of characters in a string.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select a cell where you want to apply the formula. In our case, we selected
**Cell D5**. Now type the formula below and press**Enter**–

`=LEFT(C5, LEN(C5)-1)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**LEN(C5)**

The **LEN function** will first determine how many characters there are in **Cell C5**.

**LEFT(C5,LEN(C5)-1)**

The **LEFT **function will then give back the characters from the left. **LEN(C5)-1** causes it to return one less character from the left. Since the percentage sign is in the last position, it will be extracted.

- As a result, it will remove the last character from
**Cell C5**. Now, to apply the formula to the remaining cells, drag the**Fill Handle**icon downward.

- Thus, it will remove all the percentage signs from the dataset.

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**2. ****Combining MID and LEN Functions**

In Google Sheets, we can use **the MID function** to remove the percentage sign from a string. The logic behind it is the same as the **LEFT **function. The **MID **function retrieves characters from any location in the middle of a string, while the **LEFT **function only retrieves characters from the left of a string.

**Steps:**

- To begin, choose the cell to which you want to apply the formula. In our instance, we decided on
**Cell D5**. Now enter the formula below and hit**Enter**–

`=MID(C5,1,LEN(C5)-1)`

**Formula Breakdown**

**LEN(C5)**

The **LEN **function will first calculate how many characters are there in **Cell C5**.

**MID(C5,1,LEN(C5)-1)**

The **MID **function will then extract the number of characters. You will be prompted by the **MID **function to specify the starting point from which to **count the characters**. **LEN(C5)-1** causes it to return one fewer character than it did at the beginning. The percentage sign will be extracted because the starting position is 1 and the percentage sign is at the end of the string.

- It will remove the final character in
**Cell C5**as a result. To apply the formula to the remaining cells, drag the**Fill Handle**symbol downward to the bottom.

- Therefore, the dataset will be free of any percentage signs.

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**3. ****Merging REPLACE and LEN Functions**

Utilizing **the REPLACE function** in Google Sheets is another method for getting rid of the percentage sign from a string. This technique allows us to replace the percentage sign in a string with a blank character.

**Steps:**

- Decide the cell you wish to apply the formula to first. In our case, we selected
**Cell D5**. Insert the formula below now, then press**Enter**–

`=REPLACE(C5,LEN(C5),1,"")`

**Formula Breakdown**

**LEN(C5)**

First, the **LEN **function will calculate how many characters are in **Cell C5**.

**REPLACE(C5,LEN(C5),1,””)**

The **REPLACE **function will then substitute a replacement text string for a portion of the original text string. You will be prompted by the **REPLACE **function to enter the starting location for the replacement. **LEN(C5)** causes the replacement to begin from the final character. You will be prompted to enter the number of characters in the text that needs to be altered as well as the content that will take its place. Here, the percentage symbol has been replaced with blank text.

- Thus, it will delete
**Cell C5**‘s final character. Drag the**Fill Handle**symbol downward to apply the formula to the remaining cells.

- As a result, the dataset will no longer contain any percentage signs.

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**4. ****Multiplying by Specific Number**

Since the percentage sign denotes a hundredth of everything, we can multiply the dataset containing the percentage sign by 100. As a result, the percentage will no longer be included in the dataset.

**Steps:**

- Pick the cell to which you want to apply the formula first. We chose
**Cell D5**. Now type the following formula and press**Enter**–

`=C5*100`

- This will remove the last character from
**Cell C5**. Now drag the**Fill Handle**icon all the way down to the bottom to apply the formula to the remaining cells.

- As a result, there won’t be any percentage signs in the dataset.

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**5. ****Using Number Format**

To remove the percentage sign from the cells, we can even change their format. Not only will it keep the precise cell value, but it will also remove the percentage sign. Use this technique to remove the percentage sign from a cell without altering the value.

**Steps:**

- First, select the entire dataset from which you want to remove the percentage sign. We selected
**Cell C5:C9**. Now go to the**More formats**option.

- Then, select the
**Number**format from the**More Formats**option.

- Thus, all the cells in the dataset are in
**Number**format and it removes the percentage sign from the dataset without altering the values of the cells.

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**6. ****Combining VALUE, LEFT, and TEXT Functions**

In Google Sheets, we can even combine the **VALUE**, **LEFT**, and **TEXT **functions to remove the percentage sign. The **TEXT **function will retrieve this number and, using our format option, generate a character string. Then the **VALUE **function will change that string into a number.

**Steps:**

- Select the cell to which you want to apply the formula first. In this case, we selected
**Cell D5**. Now insert the formula below and press**Enter**–

`=VALUE(LEFT(TEXT(C5,"000.0000%"),7))`

**Formula Breakdown**

**TEXT(C5,”000.0000%”)**

The text string from **Cell C5** in the format 000.0000 is first returned by the **TEXT **function.

**LEFT(TEXT(C5,”000.0000%”),7)**

Seven characters on the left side of the string returned by the **TEXT **function will be extracted by the **LEFT **function.

**VALUE(LEFT(TEXT(C5,”000.0000%”),7))**

Then the **VALUE **function will return the **LEFT **function’s output in string format as a number.

- As a result, it will remove the final character in
**Cell C5**. Drag the**Fill Handle**icon to the bottom to apply the formula to the remaining cells.

- Thus, you will get the desired output.

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**Conclusion**

In this article, I have shown 6 simple ways of removing the percentage sign in Google Sheets. To eliminate the percentage sign, you can utilize functions, change the format of the cells, or multiply the cells by 100. In the comment box below, feel free to make any suggestions or ask any questions. Visit **Officewheel.com** to explore more.