# Loss Calculator

Loss Calculator is online tool that helps to find the loss expected on a trade made.

## What Is Loss Calculator?

Loss Calculator is an online tool that calculates the loss for the given C.P. (Cost Price) and S.P. (Selling Price). Cuemath's online loss calculator helps you to calculate faster and gives you the result within a few seconds.

## How to Use the Loss Calculator?

Follow these steps to use the calculator and find the loss.

**Step 1:**Enter values of C.P. and S.P. in the respective input boxes.**Step 2:**Click on "**Calculate**" to find the loss.**Step 3:**Click on "**Reset**" to clear the fields and enter the new values.

## What is Loss?

Loss is defined as the amount of money incurred (or lost) when an item is sold at price lesser than the cost price.

**Loss = Cost Price - Selling Price**

**Solved Example:**

Calculate the loss if a person purchases an item for $ 42.5 and sells it for $ 39.2.

**Solution:**

Cost Price (C.P.) = $ 42.5

Selling Price (S.P.) = $ 39.2

The loss is calculated by the formula:

Loss = Cost Price - Selling Price

= $ 42.5 - $ 39.2

= $ 3.3

Therefore, the loss is $ 3.3