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# Percentage Calculator

Free Percentage Calculator. Just enter the numbers and get the percentage along with calculation steps. Useful to calculate percentage increase, decrease, difference, and more.

## Information about Percentage Calculator

Percentage calculation is essential in everyday situations to manage your financial data, for analyzing various data, or while figuring out discounts while shopping and handling tips.

## What is a percentage?

A percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100. The word comes from Latin which says “per centum” which means “by the hundred”. For example, 50% represents 50 out of 100, or also half of something.

## How to Calculate X% of Y

The most common percentage calculation you'll encounter is finding what x% of a given y number is. We can use a simple formula, to find out the percentage of Y.

Percentage of Y =

An example would be,

If you want to find what 20% of $150 is:

Percentage of 150 =

So, 20% of $150 is $30. Yay 🙌

Let's Calculate some Discounts 💰

Let's assume you are shopping for a jacket that costs $80, and it seems it's on sale for 25% off. Let's find out the discount amount we we can save some money!

Discount

The discount came out to be $20, meaning the Sale price of the jacket is $80 - $20 = $60

## X is What Percentage of Y?

Another common calculation is finding out what percentage of a number (X) is of another number (Y). The formula to calculate the percentage is:

Percentage =

Let us know more using examples of Test Scores!

Let us assume, you scored 45 out of 60 in a test. We can find out in percentage how much your score represents:

Percentage =

Yay, you scored 75% on the test!

## Percentage Change Calculator (Increase and Decrease)

To figure out how much a value has increased or decreased relative to its original amount, we use Percentage change.

While dealing with percentage change you can either calculate an increase or decrease.

### Percentage Increase

For **Percentage Increase**, We need to find out how much a value has been increased by a certain percentage. This can be done by converting the percentage to a decimal (dividing by 100) and then, multiplying it by the original value.

Let us assume your monthly salary of $8000 was increased by 10%. Let us find the actual amount it was increased to.

New Salary

Your salary was increased to $8800🙌

### Percentage Decrease

Similarly for **Percentage Decrease**, we find out how much a value has been decreased by a certain percentage. We convert the percentage to a decimal (dividing by 100) then subtract it from 1, and multiply it to the original value.

It seems the increase in your salary was only a one-time thing, another month passed by and they decided to decrease it by 12% 🥲. Let us calculate your new salary.

New Salary

Your Salary was decreased to $7744

You can use our easy to use tool to Calculate Percentages with real ease.

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