# Percentage Increase Calculator

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## How to use this Percentage Increase Calculator 🤔

- Enter ✎ value for Initial Value (initial).
- Enter ✎ value for Final Value (final).
- As soon as you enter the required input value(s), the Percentage Increase is calculated immediately, and displaed in the output section (present under input section).

## Calculating Percentage Increase

Percentage increase is a calculation that measures the extent of growth from an initial value to a final value, expressed as a percentage. This calculation is commonly used in finance, business, and everyday situations to assess the growth or improvement of values over time.

The formula to calculate the percentage increase is expressed as:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{ \text{final value} - \text{initial value} }{ |\text{initial value}| } \)

where:

**Initial Value**represents the starting value before the increase.**Final Value**represents the value after the increase.

By subtracting the initial value from the final value, dividing by the absolute value of the initial value, and then multiplying by 100, you obtain the percentage increase.

## Examples

The following examples demonstrate how to calculate the percentage increase from an initial value to a final value using the given formula.

### 1. A small business saw its monthly revenue grow from $8,000 to $10,000. What is the percentage increase in the business's revenue?

#### Answer

Given:

**Initial Value**= $8,000 (Revenue before growth)**Final Value**= $10,000 (Revenue after growth)

The formula to calculate the percentage increase is:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{ \text{Final Value} - \text{Initial Value} }{ |\text{Initial Value}| } \)

Substituting the given values into the formula:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{10000 - 8000}{8000} \)

The difference between the final and initial values is $2,000.

Now, divide $2,000 by the initial value of $8,000:

\( \dfrac{2000}{8000} = 0.25 \)

Finally, multiply by 100 to get the percentage:

\( 0.25 \times 100 = 25\% \)

Therefore, the business’s revenue increased by 25%.

### 2. A software company's user base grew from 50,000 users to 65,000 users over a year. What is the percentage increase in the number of users?

#### Answer

Given:

**Initial Value**= 50,000 users (User base at the start of the year)**Final Value**= 65,000 users (User base at the end of the year)

The formula to calculate the percentage increase is:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{ \text{Final Value} - \text{Initial Value} }{ |\text{Initial Value}| } \)

Substituting the given values into the formula:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{65000 - 50000}{50000} \)

The difference between the final and initial values is 15,000 users.

Now, divide 15,000 by the initial value of 50,000 users:

\( \dfrac{15000}{50000} = 0.3 \)

Finally, multiply by 100 to get the percentage:

\( 0.3 \times 100 = 30\% \)

Therefore, the company’s user base increased by 30% over the year.

### 3. The value of a real estate property increased from $200,000 to $250,000 over three years. What is the percentage increase in the property's value?

#### Answer

Given:

**Initial Value**= $200,000 (Property value three years ago)**Final Value**= $250,000 (Current property value)

The formula to calculate the percentage increase is:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{ \text{Final Value} - \text{Initial Value} }{ |\text{Initial Value}| } \)

Substituting the given values into the formula:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{250000 - 200000}{200000} \)

The difference between the final and initial values is $50,000.

Now, divide $50,000 by the initial value of $200,000:

\( \dfrac{50000}{200000} = 0.25 \)

Finally, multiply by 100 to get the percentage:

\( 0.25 \times 100 = 25\% \)

Therefore, the property’s value increased by 25% over the three years.

### 4. A freelance graphic designer increased their hourly rate from $40 to $50. What is the percentage increase in the hourly rate?

#### Answer

Given:

**Initial Value**= $40 (Hourly rate before increase)**Final Value**= $50 (Hourly rate after increase)

The formula to calculate the percentage increase is:

Substituting the given values into the formula:

\( \text{Percentage Increase} = 100 \times \dfrac{50 - 40}{40} \)

The difference between the final and initial values is $10.

Now, divide $10 by the initial value of $40:

\( \dfrac{10}{40} = 0.25 \)

Finally, multiply by 100 to get the percentage:

\( 0.25 \times 100 = 25\% \)

Therefore, the designer’s hourly rate increased by 25%.

## Formula

To calculate the percentage increase, you can use the following formula.

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## Calculation

Once you enter the input values in the calculator, the output parameters are calculated.