## Calculator Use with example

The Percentage Change Calculator (% change calculator) will quantify the change from one number to another and express the change as an increase or decrease. This is a % change calculator. From 10 apples to 20 apples is a 100% increase (change) in the number of apples.

## Percentage change calculation

The percentage change from old value (V_{old}) to new value (V_{new}) is equal to the old and new values difference divided by the old value times 100%:

percentage change = (*V*_{new} - *V*_{old}) / *V*_{old} × 100%

#### Example #1

Price percentage increase from old value of $1000 to new value of $1200 is caluclated by:

percentage change = ($1200 - $1000) / $1000 × 100%

= 0.2 × 100% = 20%

#### Example #2

Price percentage decrease from old value of $1000 to new value of $800 is caluclated by:

percentage change = ($800 - $1000) / $1000 × 100%

= -0.2 × 100% = -20%