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Welcome to the our Reverse Percentages Calculator.

Here you will our reverse percentage calculator which will help you to find the original value before a percentage increase or decrease.

Our calculators will not only find the original values, but also show you all the working out along the way!

Reverse Percentage Calculator 1

Example: 32% of a number is 150. What's the number?

Reverse Percentage Calculator 2

Example: After a 12% decrease, the price of a car is $15,000. How much did the car originally cost?

This calculator will help you to find the original value, when you have been given the final value and the percentage of the original value that made it.

Example: if 70% of a number is 210 then it will find the original value using the steps below.

- Type 70 for the percentage.
- Type 210 as the Final Value.
- Click 'Find Original Value'.
- Answer: 300. So 70% of 300 = 210.

This calculator will help you to find the original number, when you have been given the percentage increase or decrease and the final number.

Example: if a toy in a sale marked 20% off costs $210, what is the original price?

- Type 20 for the percentage.
- Select 'Percentage Decrease' because the items is 20% less in the sale.
- Type 210 into the Final Number box.
- Click 'Find Original Number'.
- Answer: 262.5. So the original price is $262.50

Example: Tyger jumps 320 cm which is 15% further than Sally. How far did Sally jump to the nearest cm?

- Type 15 for the percentage.
- Select 'Percentage Increase' as the jump was 15% more.
- Type 320 into the Final Number box.
- Click 'Find Original Number'.
- Answer: 278.26. So Sally jumped 278 cm to the nearest cm

Reverse percentages are also called inverse percentages.

When you have a reverse percentage it means that you are given a final amount and a percentage (which could be a straightforward percentage or a percentage increase or decrease).

With reverse percentages you need to find the original value by working backwards from the final value and the given percentage.

We have created a short video to show you all about reverse percentages.

In the video, you will see:

- what a reverse percentage is
- how to spot a reverse percentage problem
- which calculator you should use to solve the problem
- a worked example showing how to solve the problem without a calculator

Read on below if you want to find out how to solve reverse percentage questions without the calculators.

Reverse percentages are used when the percentage and the final number are given, and the original number needs to be found.

Step 1) Get the percentage of the original number.

If the percentage is an increase then add it to 100, if it is a decrease then subtract it from 100.

- Example: if the percentage is an 18% increase, then the percentage is 100 + 18 = 118%
- Example: if the percentage is a 37% decrease, then the percentage is 100 - 37 = 63%

Step 2) Find 1% of the missing number by dividing the final number by the percentage from Step 1)

Step 3) Find 100% of the missing number by multiplying the result from Step 2) by 100.

Step 1) The percentage of the original value is 35%

Our percentage equation is 35% of ? = 320

Step 2) So 1% of ? = 320 ÷ 35 = 9.1429 (to 4dp).

Steo 3) 100% of ? = 9.1429 x 100 = 914.29 (to 2dp)

Answer: the original value was 914.29 to 2dp.

You can use calculator 1 to solve this problem.

Step 1) The percentage of the original number is 100% - 20% = 80%

Our percentage equation is 80% of ? = $40,000

Step 2) So 1% of ? = $40,000 ÷ 80 = $500

Step 3) 100% of ? = $500 x 100 = $50,000

Answer: the original car cost $50,000

You can use calculator 2 to solve this problem.

Step 1) The percentage of the original number is 100% + 25% = 125%

Our percentage equation is 125% of ? = $7200

Step 2) So 1% of ? = $7200 ÷ 125 = $57.60

Step 3) 100% of ? = $57.60 x 100 = $5760

Answer: the amount she spent on shares was $5760.

You can use calculator 2 to solve this problem.

Step 1) The percentage of the original number is 45%

Our percentage equation is 45% of ? = $675

Step 2) So 1% of ? = $675 ÷ 45 = $15

Step 3) 100% of ? = $15 x 100 = $1500

Answer: the amount he paid for the bike was $1500.

You can use calculator 1 to solve this problem.

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Simple choose your number and the percentage and the calculator will do the rest.

If you need to find the percentage increase/decrease between 2 numbers, then this calculator is the one you need.

Simple input the original number, then the new number and the calculator will tell you the percentage increase or decrease.

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