# Percentage Change Calculator

Percentage change is used to compare two different values of the same thing whose value changes over time. e.g., change in the price of apple per kilo at the start of the year and end of the year.

Find percentage change

#### How to find percentage increase/ decrease?

The formula for calculating percentage change is shown below:-

x = (V_{2} - V_{1}) / V_{1} * 100

Where,

x - Percentage change in %

V_{2} - New value

V_{1} - Old value

If the calculation result is positive, we say, there is a percentage increase of *x%*. If the result is negative, there is a percentage decrease of *x%*.

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