# Calculate percentage in java

Let’s learn how do you calculate a percentage in java?

## Calculate percentage in java

Calculate percentage of a student is one of the most common interview question.

To calculate percentage of a student we have to divide obtained marks of student by total marks.

Basically percentage is a number expressed as fraction of 100 and denoted using percent sign “%”. Formula to calculate percentage is,

percentage = ( a / b ) * 100

Here,

a = marks obtained

b = total marks

Let’s see program to calculate percentage.

```import java.util.Scanner;
public class CalculatePercentageDemo
{
public static void main(String[] args)
{
float percentage;
float total;
float marksObtained;
Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
System.out.println("Please enter marks obtained : ");
marksObtained = sc.nextFloat();
total = sc.nextFloat();
percentage = (float)((marksObtained / total) * 100);
System.out.println("Percentage : " + percentage);
sc.close();
}
}
```

Output:

Please enter marks obtained : 594