Winning Percentage Calculator
Use our winning percentage calculator to find the percentage of wins given the total wins, losses, and ties.
Steps to Solve Using the Win Percentage Formula
win pct = wins + (1/2 × ties) / total games
How to Calculate the Winning Percentage
A team’s winning percentage is a fundamental statistic used in various competitive arenas, particularly in sports. At its core, a winning percentage represents the percentage of games or matches a team or individual has won relative to the total number they have participated in.
You can calculate a winning percentage using a mathematical formula.
Winning Percentage Formula
The formula for calculating the winning percentage is:
winning percentage = wins + (½ × ties) / total games
The winning percentage is equal to the number of wins plus one-half of the ties, divided by the total number of games played. The winning percentage can be expressed as a ratio of the wins to the total number of games played.
If the result is a decimal, you can round to the nearest whole number or keep it as a decimal, depending on your preference and the level of precision you desire.
Unlike a probability, the winning percentage is the ratio of wins to total games that have actually taken place, rather than the likelihood of winning the next game played.
For example, suppose a basketball team has played 50 games in a season. Out of these, they’ve won 30 games. Let’s calculate their winning percentage using the formula above.
winning percentage = 30 / 50 = 60%
This means the basketball team has a winning percentage of 60% for the season.