KuraiChikara
Board Regular
 Joined
 Nov 16, 2016
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 111
 Office Version

 2013
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 Windows
Hello,
I'm not that good at math and I was recently doing some work where I receive an answer and it's correct, but I don't understand the answer.
Process: Finding the percentage difference (increase or decrease) between two percentages.
The standard setup is: Original Percent  New Percent / Original Percent.
I agree with that: 100%40%/100% =a difference of 60% (technically 60%). With this example I can simply add or subtract to understand it (10060=40 or 40+60=100)
Issue: Here is what I don't understand. The percentage difference between 17.5% and 14.6%.
Same Math: 17.5%  14.6% = 2.9% / 17.5% = 0.165 * 100 = 16.5% (or 16.5%)
How is there a 16.5% difference? To me, the difference is 2.9 but I know that isnt correct.
I've even gone to online "auto fill" calculators that show me the same result.
Can someone help explain why the percentage difference between 17.5% and 14.6% is 16.5%?
I'm not that good at math and I was recently doing some work where I receive an answer and it's correct, but I don't understand the answer.
Process: Finding the percentage difference (increase or decrease) between two percentages.
The standard setup is: Original Percent  New Percent / Original Percent.
I agree with that: 100%40%/100% =a difference of 60% (technically 60%). With this example I can simply add or subtract to understand it (10060=40 or 40+60=100)
Issue: Here is what I don't understand. The percentage difference between 17.5% and 14.6%.
Same Math: 17.5%  14.6% = 2.9% / 17.5% = 0.165 * 100 = 16.5% (or 16.5%)
How is there a 16.5% difference? To me, the difference is 2.9 but I know that isnt correct.
I've even gone to online "auto fill" calculators that show me the same result.
Can someone help explain why the percentage difference between 17.5% and 14.6% is 16.5%?