# How do you find the percentage change from 50 to 82. Indicate whether it is an increase or a decrease. If necessary, round your answer to the nearest percent?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 30, 2016

64%increase

#### Explanation:

Percentage loss, profit, increase, decrease, discount or mark-up are all calculated in exactly the same way:

%" change" = ("change")/("original") xx 100%

In this case the number has gone from $50 \to 82$

This is obviously an increase of $32$ from the original $50$

%" change" = 32/50 xx100%

=64%increase