# Percentage Increase Calculator

Welcome to the our Percentage Increase Calculator page.

Here you will our two percentage increase calculators which you can use for finding a percentage increase or decrease.

The first calculator will take an original number and a final number and tell you the percentage change.

If the change is positive then we have a percentage increase, if the change is negative then we have a percentage decrease.

The second calculator will work out a percentage increase or decrease of a given number.

## Percentage Increase Calculator 1

This calculator will help you to find the percentage increase or decrease between two numbers.

Example: What is the percentage increase from 120 to 150? [Answer: 25%]

Step 1) Enter the original number in the first box.

Step 2) Enter the final number in the second box.

Click on the 'Get Percentage' box to work out the percentage change!

Optional - choose your degree of accuracy for the answer, the default is 2dp.

## Percentage Increase Calculator 2

This calculator will help you to find the result after a number has been increased or decreased by a percentage.

Example: What do I get if I increase 156 by 10%? [Answer: 171.6]

Step 1) Enter the number that you want to increase or decrease.

Step 2) Choose whether you want a percentage increase or decrease.

Step 3) Enter the percentage in the second box.

Click on the 'Get Answer' box to work out the final number after the percentage increase or decrease!

Optional - choose your degree of accuracy for the answer, the default is 2dp.

### How to find the Percentage Increase (Calculator 1)

Take a look at the 3 easy steps below to find the percentage increase or decrease between 2 numbers.

Step 1) Subtract the original number from the final number.

Step 2) Divide this number by the original number.

Step 3) Multiply this number by 100 to convert it to a percentage.

If the number is negative, then it is a percentage decrease, if it is positive then it is an increase.

### How to find the Percentage Increase (Calculator 2)

Take a look at the 3 easy steps below to find how to increase or decrease a number by a given percentage.

Step 1) If the percentage is a percentage increase, then add the percentage to 100% to find the total percentage.

If the percentage is a decrease then work out 100 subtract the given percentage to find the total percentage.

Step 2) Find 1% of the number by dividing it by 100.

Step 3) Find the total percentage you need by multiplying by the total percentage..

### Percentage Increase Examples

Example 1) A long jumper jumps 720cm on his first jump and 756cm on his 2nd jump. Work out the percentage increase.

• We are trying to find the percentage increase between two numbers, so we can use calculator 1 to solve this problem.

Step 1) Subtract the original number from the final number:

756 - 720 = 36cm

Step 2) Divide this number by the original number:

36 ÷ 720 = 0.05

Step 3) Change this to a percentage by multiplying by 100.

0.05 x 100 = 5%

Answer: there is a 5% increase in his jump length.

Example 2) I have \$3400 in a bank account. After a year it has increased by 7%. How much do I have now?

• We need to find the answer after a percentage increase, so we need calculator 2 to solve this problem.

Step 1) Find the percentage increase, by adding it to 100.

100% + 7% = 107%

Step 2) Find 1% of \$3400 by dividing it by 100.

1% of 3400 = 3400 ÷ 100 = 34.

Step 3) Find 107% by multiplying the result by 107.

107% of 3400 = 34 x 107 = 3638.

Example 3) I buy a bike for \$350. I sell the bike for \$270 after six months. What was my percentage loss in price to 1 decimal place?

• We are trying to find the percentage decrease between two numbers, so we need calculator 1.

Step 1) Subtract the original number from the final number:

270 - 350 = -80

Step 2) Divide this number by the original number:

-80 ÷ 350 = -0.22857...

Step 3) Change this to a percentage by multiplying by 100.

Step 3) -0.22857 x 100 = 22.857% or 22.9% to 1dp

Answer: there is a 22.9% decrease or loss in price.

Example 4) A bike is priced at \$120. It is reduced by 15% in a sale. How much would it cost now?

• We need to find the answer after a percentage decrease, so we need calculator 2.

Step 1) Find the percentage decrease, by subtracing it from 100.

100% - 15% = 85%

Step 2) Find 1% of 120 by dividing 120 by 100.

1% of 120 = 120 ÷ 100 = 1.2

Step 3) Find 85% by multiplying the result by 85.

85% of 120 = 85 x 1.2 = 102

Answer: The bike is on sale for \$102.

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