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Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples

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A used car dealer has the following information for two months of sales:

Month 1: 239 cars sold

Month 2: 324 cars sold

Do we have an increase or a decrease and by how many cars?

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1.

A used car dealer has the following information for two months of sales:

Month 1: 239 cars sold

Month 2: 324 cars sold

What is the percentage change?

2. Which of the following produces a percentage decrease from one year to the next?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to analyze changes in numbers, in business or otherwise, you'll need to calculate the percentage increases or decreases, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how to perform these calculations. The practice questions on the quiz will test you on identifying the percentage increase or decrease from sample scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Determining whether there is an increase or decrease in a given problem
  • Calculating percentage change
  • Selecting a percentage increase or decrease from a list of examples

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on how to calculate percentage increases and decreases from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of percentages
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving percentage increases and decreases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about calculating percentage increases and decreases

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Percentage Increase and Decrease: Calculation and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define percentage increase and decrease
  • Understand how to calculate percentage increases and decreases
  • Identify percentage increases from month to month
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