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Q: What is the ratio of the change in an amount to the original amount expressed as a percent?

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percent change

It is the percentage change.

Percent Change!

new amount minus original amount over original amount

percent of decrease

(final amount/original amount)*100 This is NOT the percentage change.

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That is the decimal amount of change, if you multiply by 100 it's the Percent Change

28.57% decrease.

It is a percentage change - unless the increase changes a negative number to a positive number or a decrease does the opposite.

No, because percentage changes are multiplicative, not additive. The second percentage change is not applied to the original amount but to the original amount after it has been changed by the first percentage change.

Percent change can be found using the formula below:(new amount) - (original amount)% change = __________________________(original amount)Using this formula, we find that2.8 - 3.5 -0.7_______ = ____ = -0.2, which equals a 20% decrease (negative answer)3.5 3.5

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