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# Find a percentage difference between 2 numbers

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There is a formula:

``````100 * (y-x) / x
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Yes, it calculates like norms, for example x = 10, y = 20 shows a difference of 100% all Hood. But take for example x = 10 000 000 y = 100, it shows -100% – it doesn’t look like the truth, minus should be clearly less than -100 . There is still a condition that any number can be both positive and negative.
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As already mentioned earlier in the comments, if you consider how much mentally differs from Y, then your formula is true and gives the correct answer.
For example, would you have 2 numbers: `x = 10 `and `y = 0 `, then x would be distinguished from y 100%, and your example can be brought to such See: `x = 10 `and `y = 0.0001 `, which is almost 100% (you also, because of integer arithmetic issues `100% `, so to get an answer in the form of a floating point number, or use the multiplication advice on `double `(on `100. `, for example), or continue to read in integers if You need an integer answer).
Now, if you thought how much y greatly differs from x, then the answer would be really different `100.0 * (10 000 000 - 100) / 100.0 == 9 999 900% `(i.e. `100.0 * (X - Y) / Y `), i.e. If you need to consider relative to the smallest number (for how many percent is the smallest number from the largest), then simply change the formula arguments in places (substitute it instead of `x `the smallest number, and instead of `y `The greatest).

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