# Can you get more than 100 %?

**You can**'t

**have more than 100**percent of a finite capacity.

**If you**give something everything

**you**'ve got, that's

**100**%

**you**'ve given. However, none of them

**make**any sense, because

**if you**'ve got something and

**you**give

**100**percent of it, it's gone.

Then, can you have more than 100% of something?

“It's impossible to give **more than 100**%,” they'll say. “That's what 'percent' means.” But of course percentages **greater than 100** are possible. It all depends on what your baseline is — x percent of what.

**Percentages Greater Than 100**

- Divide n by 100.
- Multiply the result by x.

Secondly, what does it mean to have a percent increase of more than 100?

**100**% **means** “**100** out of **100**” — in other words, everything. So when you say you **have 100**% confidence in someone, you **mean** that you **have** complete confidence in them. But a lot of times, percentages larger **than 100**% are perfectly reasonable.

It depends on context. In some instances, **110**% is possible, such as **if you**'re dealing with a quantity; eg. **110**% money back guarantee. However, in others (such as effort), the maximum amount of effort **you can** give is 100%, and thus it doesn't **make** sense to say 'give it **110**%' when the max **you can** give is 100%.