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## 3 Increase Calculator

For a company with \$100 in revenue, what is the current and projected revenue increase? Learn how to calculate revenue increases in this blog post.

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Although we have just covered how to calculate percent increase and percent decrease, sometimes we just are interested in the change in percent, regardless if it is an increase or a decrease. If that is the case, you can use the percent change calculator or the percentage difference calculator. A situation in which this may be useful would be an opinion poll to see if the percentage of people who favor a particular political candidate differs from 50 percent.

Let's say you're thinking about switching jobs so you can save funds for your own business. Your current boss values your skills and offers you a pay raise of 10 % to convince you to stay in his company. The proposal sounds tempting, but you would like to know how much money that is and how it compares to the salary you would earn at the other job. You work 50 hours per week (some say a little bit too much) and currently earn \$35,000 monthly. You enter the values into the pay raise calculator and see that after the raise, you would earn an additional \$3,500, and your new monthly salary would be \$38,500. At the interview for the other job, you were offered a salary of \$50,000. After considering other factors like development perspectives, you decide to take the new job. (Source: www.omnicalculator.com)

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Let us say your salary is \$50,000 and you were offered a 20% increase, then to calculate your new salary do: \$50,000 + \$50,000 * 20 / 100 = \$50,000 + \$50,000 * 0.2 = \$50,000 + \$10,000 = \$60,000. Let us say you have been approached with an opportunity for a new job and they offer you \$60,000 instead of your current \$50,000 salary. What is the percentage increase from the difference of \$10,000? We plug the numbers into the first formula above to get \$60,000 / \$50,000 * 100 - 100 = 1.2 * 100 - 100 = 120 - 100 = 20% increase. You can verify this using this online percent increase calculator.

In another example, say you have, on average, 20 new clients per month. However, in December you got 30 new clients, and you want to tell what that is in terms of percentage increase. Of course, it is easiest to use our free online percentage increase calculator, but if you choose to do the math by hand, it is 30 / 20 * 100 - 100 = 1.5 * 100 - 100 = 150 - 100 = 50 percent increase. (Source: www.gigacalculator.com)

### Calculate

Percentage increase and decrease are calculated by computing the difference between two values and comparing that difference to the initial value. Mathematically, this involves using the absolute value of the difference between two values, and dividing the result by the initial value, essentially calculating how much the initial value has changed.

Percentage increase measures the difference between the final value and initial value, as a factor of the initial value. When this decimal is multiplied by the number 100, the result is a percentage increase between the final and initial values. Statisticians may use percentage increase to measure the probability of events, investors may use it to measure their returns, and accountants may use it to calculate tax - the diversity in the application of percentage increase is far and wide. For example: (Source: www.logikfx.com)

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