# How do you calculate the percent change of 50 to 41?

Jul 3, 2016

18% decrease

#### Explanation:

The change was from 50 to 41. This is a change of 9.

The change happened FROM the original value of 50, so the percentage has to calculated using 50, not 41.

Percent increase or decrease = "change"/"original" xx 100%

9/50 xx 100%

= 18% decrease