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# Simple percentage help please! watch

1. How do you find the difference between values, e.g. there is a 34% increase / decrease? Say my value is 34.80 and the other is 82.34 how do you work out the difference in percent?
2. Work out the difference in the two numbers (new - original) and then divide by the original number. When it is positive, it is an increase and when it is negative, it is a decrease.
3. The way it makes most sense to me is make your original number equal to 100%
so 34.80 = 100%
Therefore 1% = 34.80/100 = 0.3480
Now all you need to do Is to find out is if your original number (34.80) is 100%, how many percent your second number is. All you have to do is divide by how much you know 1% is
so 82.34/0.3480 = 236.61%
Now you know how many percent your original and second numbers are, you just have to compare that.
so If 34.80 = 100% and 82.34 = 236.61% we have a 136.61% (236.62-100) increase.

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