We can calculate a percentage change if we are given an original amount and a new amount.

If the price of a train ticket increased from £50 to £60 we can calculate the percentage change using the formula:

**Percentage change = change⁄ original × 100**

The original price is £50 and the new price is £60.

The change (the increase) is £60 − £50 = £10

Percentage change =

The price of a computer is reduced from £350 to £308 in a sale

The original price is £350 and the new price is £308

The change (the decrease) is £42 (350 − 308 = 42)

Percentage change =

We can say that the percentage change is -12% or there is a 12% reduction in the price

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