Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free percentage change worksheet of 44 questions and answers
Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards
Percentage change is the overall term for percentage increase and decrease. When something is increased by a given percentage, we can use mental calculation strategies or the percentage multiplier method to calculate its new value. For example, if something costs £35 and is increased by 20%, to find the new price we could either find 20% of £35 and add this to the original amount or work out 1.20 35.
If we were required instead to decrease by 20%, we could use subtraction from the original value, or use the percentage multiplier 0.8 (a 20% reduction means we are finding 80% of the original amount).
Sometimes, students are required to find the percentage change – for example, given the original and new values, calculate percentage profit or percentage loss. Extending this topic further, students study the reverse process – given the new number and the percentage change, work backwards to find the original number.
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