Percentage increase calculator makes your life easy by calculating percentage increase of any number from another starting number. The word **percentage** is made of *per cent* which means one part in every hundred . So, the percentage is a number or ratio that can be expressed as a fraction with respect to 100 .Percentages is a dimensionless number, therefore when we say, 50% of a number, then it means 50 per cent of its whole.

Examples of percentages are:

- 10% is equal to 1/10 fraction
- 20% is equivalent to ⅕ fraction
- 75% is equivalent to ¾ fraction

## Percentage increase & decrease calculator

## How to calculate percentages?

If you want to find out what percentage is x of another number , you just divide x by y and then multiply by 100. So formula to find percentage is

(x/y)*100 %So what percentage is 45 (x) of 90 (y) is solved as under

( 45/90)*100 %= 50%

## How to Calculate Percentage Increase ?

- Subtract final value minus starting value
- Divide that amount by the absolute value of the starting value
- Multiply by 100 to get percent increase

## Percentage Decrease Formula

- Subtract starting value from final value
- Divide that amount by the absolute value of the starting value
- Multiply by 100 to get percent increase