# Math Help - Finding percentage increase.

1. ## Finding percentage increase.

I am trying to figure how to calculate a percentage. If I made 522 dollars one week, then 549 the next week, what is the percentage difference, or increase, that I made. (I know I made $27 more the 2nd week, but how do I figure the percentage increase that I made?) Thanks. 2. Please do not post two threads on the same topic 3. Originally Posted by gccrews I am trying to figure how to calculate a percentage. If I made 522 dollars one week, then 549 the next week, what is the percentage difference, or increase, that I made. (I know I made$27 more the 2nd week, but how do I figure the percentage increase that I made?) Thanks.
Hey buddy,

What you want to do is divide the amount of change (27) by the initial value (522)

so 27/522 = .05 ...which is 5% increase.