How do you calculate the percentage difference between the two numbers?
Answer: To calculate the percentage difference of any two numbers, find the absolute value of the ratio of their difference and their average and multiply that value by 100.
Let us look at an example to understand this better.
The percent difference formula or the percent difference equation of two numbers a and b is:
((a - b) / (a+b)/2) × 100, where a > b
Calculate the percentage difference between the numbers 35 and 65.
a = 65, b = 35
a - b = 30, (a+b)/2 = 100/2 = 50
((a - b) / (a+b)/2) × 100 = 100 × 30/50 = 60
Thus, the percentage difference between the numbers 35 and 65 is 60%