# Percentage Increase Calculator

Percentage Increase Calculator calculates the percentage increase for a given quantity. Percentage increase tells us about how much a quantity has increased from an initial value over a given period of time.

## What is Percentage Increase Calculator?

Percentage Increase Calculator is an online tool that helps to compute the percent increase from a smaller value to a greater value. Percentage increase is used to show the degree of increase in a quantity within a certain time frame. To use the * percentage increase calculator*, enter values in the input boxes.

### Percentage Increase Calculator

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## How to Use the Percentage Increase Calculator?

Follow the steps given below to find the percentage increase using an online percentage increase calculator:

**Step 1:**Go to Cuemath’s online percentage increase calculator.**Step 2:**Enter the values in the input box of the percentage increase calculator.**Step 3:**Click on the**"Calculate"**button to find the percentage increase.**Step 4:**Click on the**"Reset"**button to clear the fields and enter new values.

## How Does Percentage Increase Calculator Work?

Percent change is used to calculate the degree of increase or decrease of a quantity. If the percent change results in a positive value, this implies that the quantity has increased over time. However, if we get a negative percent change value, it indicates that the quantity has decreased. Banks use the concept of percent change to keep track of the price of securities. To calculate the percentage increase we can follow the steps given below:

- Subtract the initial value from the final value. As it is a percentage increase, the final value will always be greater than the initial value.
- Divide the result of step 1 by the initial value of the quantity.
- To express the value obtained in step 2 in the form of a percentage, we multiply the value by 100. Furthermore, this value will always be positive.

These steps can also be written in the form of a formula as follows:

Percentage Increase = (Final Value or increased value - Initial Value)/Initial Value × 100

## Solved Examples on Percentage Increase

**Example 1:** The production of wheat crops increases from 240 tons to 300 tons. Find the percentage increase in production and verify it using the percentage increase calculator.

**Solution:**

Initial Value = 240 tons

Final Value = 300 tons

Percentage Increase = (Final Value or increased value - Initial Value)/Initial Value × 100

= 60/240 × 100

= 1/4 × 100

= 25%

Therefore, the production increased by 25%.

**Example 2:** A jeweler made 400 earrings in 2019. In 2020, he was able to make 950 earrings. Find the percentage increase in the number of earrings produced and verify it using the percentage increase calculator.

**Solution:**

Initial Value = 400 earrings

Final Value = 950 earrings

Percentage Increase = (Final Value or increased value - Initial Value)/Initial Value × 100

= 550/400 × 100

= 137.5%

Therefore, the production of earrings increased by 137.5%.

Similarly, you can try the percentage increase calculator to calculate the percentage increase for the following:

- Initial Weight = 72 kgs, Increased Weight = 75kgs
- Initial Score = 175, Increased Score = 225

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