1. ## Percentages

Hey, i never quite understood how to work out percentages, if anyone knows an idoits guide to it id be glad of the link or pasted in

i have this maths problem i need to work out the percentage difference between these two values its comparing one days sales to antother week

this week
£1888

last week
£2264

thank you

2. A percentage is a fraction multiplied by 100. That's all you need to know, anything else is confusion.

3. i have to get the percentage between 1888 and 2264 I'm supposed to get 17% i believe,

but i dont get that

4. "Difference" means difference. That means 2264 - 1888. Whatever that works out to, I can't find my calculator and I find arithmetic demeaning.

"percentage" is "fraction times 100".

So "percentage difference" is "fraction(al) difference times 100".

The "fraction(al) difference" is the difference expressed as a fraction.

Fraction of what??? Good question! Fraction of the first or of the second number? I believe in this context that it's the fraction of the first number.

So the "fractional difference" is (2264 - 1888) / 2264 which if you work it out with a calculator you probably get something like 0.17 or something.

Then the "percentage difference" is that number times 100. Which ought to get you to your 17%.