**How to calculate Percentage Increase** – When you are running a business in which you need to calculate normal profit and loss figures then you must know *how to calculate percentage decrease* and increase. This can be in couple of seconds so you do not take calculator or mobile to do this.

## How to calculate Percentage Increase

Suppose you start a new business and got profit of $1000 in first month. In the second month, you have got profit of $1200. In this case your profit has been increased then *how to calculate Percentage increase*?

Step 1: Subtract 1st month profit from 2nd month profit. As per above example its: $1200-$1000=$200

Profit has been increased by $200 but how much it will be in percentage?

Step 2: To know how much profit has been increased in percentage, Divide your increased profit by 1st month total profit. As per example: $200*100/$1000=0.20%

This is how you got your increased profit in percentage. You had profit increased by 20%.

## How to calculate Percentage Decrease

Now we will see **how to calculate percentage decrease** with new example like above. Suppose you bear $1400 loss in 3rd month and the end of 4th month you counter another loss of $1100.

Step 1: In this example you have recover loss so you need to subtract 4rth month loss with 3rd month loss like this $1400-$1100=$300

Loss has been decreased.

Step 2: Now to know how much profit has been decrease in percentage, you need to divide your 3rd month loss by decreased loss. Such as: $300*100/$1100=0.27%

Do you know any easy method How to calculate percentage increase.