# SOLUTION: What is the formula to figure the percentage one number represent over another? For example if I sold \$1,613 last year, and will sell \$1,804 this year, what is the % increase?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on percentage Question 17880: What is the formula to figure the percentage one number represent over another? For example if I sold \$1,613 last year, and will sell \$1,804 this year, what is the % increase?Answer by jpstewa(1)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The percentage is easily found by dividing amount 2 by amount 1, subtracting 1 and multiplying by 100. The result is a positive or negative percentage, depending if amount 2 > or < amount 1. The specific answer to your question would be: {[(1804/1613)-1]*100} = {[(1.11841...)-1]*100} = 11.8412895... %