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A Percentage Calculator Increase Calculator

# Percentage Calculator Increase Calculator

Are you looking for ways to provide value to your customers? The other day, when I was measuring efficiency, I found myself in need of a formula to compute the increase in something. I'm sharing my favorite formula to solve this problem. This is a formula that makes sense not only to accountants but also to busy home-makers with little time to create products.

### Example

The concept of percent increase is basically the amount of increase from the original number to the final number in terms of 100 parts of the original. An increase of 5 percent would indicate that, if you split the original value into 100 parts, that value has increased by an additional 5 parts. So if the original value increased by 14 percent, the value would increase by 14 for every 100 units, 28 by every 200 units and so on. To make this even more clear, we will get into an example using the percent increase formula in the next section.

Percentage increase is useful when you want to analyse how a value has changed with time. Although percentage increase is very similar to absolute increase, the former is more useful when comparing multiple data sets. For example, a change from 1 to 51 and from 50 to 100 both have an absolute change of 50, but the percentage increase for the first is 5000%, while for the second it is 100%, so the first change grew a lot more. This is why percentage increase is the most common way of measuring growth. (Source: www.omnicalculator.com)

### Divide

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.

Math Example: How to calculate percentage increase, Decrease or Difference This example will explain how calculating increase and decrease works. To calculate percent difference, you need to follow these steps: Percent Problem: You need to calculate percent % increase from 2 to 10. First Step: find the difference between two numbers, in this case, it's 10 - 2 = 8. Second Step: Take the difference, 8, and divide by the original number: 8/2 = 4. Last, multiply the number above by 100: 4*100 = 400%. You're done! You calculated difference of a number in percent, and the answer is a percentage increase of 400%. (Source: www.marshu.com)

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