# What is Percentage Difference Calculator?

Percentage Difference calculator is a free online tool to find the percent difference between two numbers. Percent Difference calculator uses this formula:
((y2 - y1) / y1)*100 = your percentage change.

## How to use?

1. Enter the two numbers into the inputs.

2. Click the calculate button

3. This tool will show the result next to the button..

# Percentage Difference Formula:

#### Percentage difference equals the absolute value of the change in value, divided by the average of the 2 numbers, all multiplied by 100. We then append the percent sign, %, to designate the % difference.

Percentage Difference=|ΔV|ΣV2×100

=|V1−V2|(V1+V2)2×100

# What is Percentage Difference?

Percentage difference is the difference between two values divided by the average of the two values shown as a percentage. This can be useful in numerous calculations, such as when you need to analyse the growth in the yearly profit/revenue of a company. In this case, it helps in seeing how much increase/decrease has happened in the past year. This is extensively used in statistics. You can read more about Percentage change in Wikipedia

# Calculating percentage increase

Firstly, find the difference between the two numbers

increase = New number - Original numbers

After that, divide the answer by the original number and then multiply it with 100.

Percentage Increase = Increase/Original number x 100

This is the percentage increase. If the number you got is negative value, then it is a percentage decrease.

## Examples

### Example1

Yesterday 80 liters of milk were sold

Today 100liters of milk were sold.

What is the perecentage increase in the milk sold today?

Answer - 22%

### Example 2

One company made a profit of $10000

Another company made a profit of $25000

What is the perecentage increase in the profits between these companies?

Answer - 150%

Now, what is the percentage difference in their profits?

Answer - 85.7143%