How Do You Calculate A Percentage Increase From Zero?


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Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
A percentage increase is calculated by
  ((new value - old value)/(old value))*100%.

When (old value) = 0, the fraction is indeterminate. The percentage increase (or decrease) is infinite.

You can multiply 0 by whatever percentage you like, but it will never produce a value that will add up to the new value.

Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
You cannot, because the procedure involves dividing by the former value (in this case, zero) and you cannot divide by zero.

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