The percents of most recipes here start at 100% flour, which is the number you reference for the rest of the ingredients:

**Example:**

1000 grams of flour (100%)

600 grams of water (60%)

20 grams salt (2%)

2 grams IDY yeast (.2%)

**Example 2:**

2000 grams of flour (100%)

1200 grams of water (60%)

40 grams of salt (2%)

4 grams of IDY yeast (.2%)

As you see above, you can scale your recipe up or down using percentages.

**Example 3:**

I want 3 balls of dough at 400g each using the percentages above:

1200 grams total = 100% + 60% + 2% + .2% = 162.2%

That means the amount of flour is 1200g / 162.2 x 100 = 739.83g

From there you can put the rest of the recipe together:

Flour (100%) 739.83g

Water (60%) 443.9g

IDY (.2%) 1.48g

Salt (2%) 14.8g

John