Calculate relative percentage increase change from the original (reference, initial) to a new value and the absolute change (actual difference)

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Latest calculated relative percentage increase changes

Relative percentage increase change from the original number 17.85 to the new value of 17 = - 4.761904761905% Jan 18 00:13 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 300 to the new value of 1,578 = 426% Jan 18 00:13 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 2,200 to the new value of 2,222 = 1% Jan 18 00:13 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 456 to the new value of 1,222 = 167.982456140351% Jan 18 00:13 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 4,200,000 to the new value of 5,799,990 = 38.095% Jan 18 00:12 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 22.3 to the new value of 23.5 = 5.381165919283% Jan 18 00:12 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 1,100 to the new value of 222 = - 79.818181818182% Jan 18 00:12 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 11.7 to the new value of 16.6 = 41.880341880342% Jan 18 00:12 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 550 to the new value of 595 = 8.181818181818% Jan 18 00:11 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 347 to the new value of 373 = 7.492795389049% Jan 18 00:11 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 24,891,439 to the new value of 22,279,855 = - 10.491896430737% Jan 18 00:11 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 0.87 to the new value of 2.3 = 164.367816091954% Jan 18 00:11 UTC (GMT)
Relative percentage increase change from the original number 31,486,692 to the new value of 43,678,969 = 38.722000393055% Jan 18 00:11 UTC (GMT)
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Relative percentage change (relative percentage increase or decrease)

The absolute change (actual difference):

  • The difference between two numerical quantities, y - x, is called absolute difference, actual change or actual difference.
  • When x value is a reference value (the starting value that the value of y is compared to) then the difference between y and x is called the absolute change.
  • The actual difference (actual change) between two values is not always a good way to compare two numbers.
  • The actual change of one unit from number 8 to number 9 is of much more significance than the same difference of one unit between the much larger numbers of 9,999,998 and 9,999,999.
  • In this case we need to take into account the "size" of the quantities involved.

Relative change (from a number x to another number, y):

  • Relative change (from x to y) = (Absolute change from x to y) / |x| = (y - x) / |x|, where x is the reference value that y is being compared to and |x| is the positive value of x.
  • For values y larger than the reference value x, the relative change is a positive number, and in this case we have a so called relative increase.
  • For values y that are smaller than the reference x value, the relative change is negative and in this case we have what it's called a relative decrease.
  • The relative change is not defined if the reference value is zero, x = 0.

Relative percentage change

  • Relative percentage change is the Relative change calculated as a percentage;
  • Relative percentage change = Relative change × 100/100 = (Relative change × 100)%.

Examples of calculating the relative percentage change (increase or decrease)

  • Relative change (from 2 to 3) = (3 - 2) / |2| = 1/2 = 0.5 = 50%; this change is a relative percentage increase;
  • Relative change (from 9.999.999.998 to 9.999.999.999) = (9.999.999.999 - 9.999.999.998) / |9.999.999.998| = 1/9.999.999.998 ≈ 0 = 0%;
  • Relative change (from 2 to -3) = (-3 - 2) / |2| = -5/2 = -2.5 = -250%; this change is a relative percentage decrease;
  • Relative change (from 9.999.999.998 to -9.999.999.999) = (-9.999.999.999 - 9.999.999.998) / |9.999.999.998| = -19.999.999.997/9.999.999.998 ≈ -2 = -200%; this change is a relative percentage decrease;
  • Relative change (from -2 to 3) = (3 - (-2)) / |-2| = (3 + 2) / 2 = 5/2 = 2.5 = 250%; this change is a relative percentage increase;
  • Relative change (from -9.999.999.998 to 9.999.999.999) = (9.999.999.999 - (-9.999.999.998)) / |-9.999.999.998| = (9.999.999.999 + 9.999.999.998) / 9.999.999.998 = 19.999.999.997/9.999.999.998 ≈ 2 = 200%; this change is a relative percentage increase.