# How do you find the percent of increase or decrease given Original: 30 and New: 12?

Percent Decrease =60%

#### Explanation:

Percent decrease because it came from a higher to lower value.

Also

Percent Decrease $= \left(\text{New value-Original value")/("Original value}\right)$

Percent Decrease =(12-30)/30=-3/5=-0.6=-60%