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Some of us have dreams of becoming social media influencers...

...and percentage change can help us understand why continuing to grow the number of followers is a lot harder than it seems.

Percentage change tells us how much the value of something changes relative to its initial value.

Imagine there are two different Instagram accounts: @almostfunlearning has followers, and @brain has followers. Overnight they both gain followers.

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Technically, both users have experienced the same total change in followers (); however, @almostfunlearning has a significantly larger relative change to the start (percentage change) in followers!
To calculate percentage change we divide the change by the initial value, and multiply it by .
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How to Calculate Percentage Change

Step 1. Identify the initial value and the final value.

The initial value is the starting value and the final value is the ending value. It's important that we identify these correctly.

Step 2. Calculate the change.

The change is the final value minus the initial value.

Step 3. Calculate the change relative to the initial value.

Divide the change by the initial value. This tells us how significant of a change it is.

Step 4. Convert the relative change to a percentage.

Multiply by by moving the decimal point two places to the right, and then add a percent sign.
Putting it all together, the full equation for percentage change is:
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