Enter non-zero values for any two of the five inputs.
Enter "0" (zero) for three unknown values.
At least one of the percentages must be zero.
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## Percentage Increase Calculator

To calculate a particular percentage increase, the user enters these two values:

• Enter "Net Amount."
• Enter "Percent Increase (markup)."
• Set the other three inputs to 0.

To figure out what percentage an increase is, the user has these options

• Enter 0 for "Percent Increase (markup)."
• Enter the "Net Amount."
• And enter either "Amount Added/Subtracted" or "Gross Amount."
• Set the other inputs to 0.

## Percentage Off Calculator

To calculate a particular percent off, the user enters these two values:

• Enter "Gross Amount."
• Enter "Percent Off (discount)."
• Set the other three inputs to 0

To figure out what percent off a discount is, the user has these options

• Enter 0 for "Percent Off (discount)."
• Enter the "Gross Amount."
• And enter either "Amount Added/Subtracted" or "Net Amount."

## Percentage Change Calculator

The percent increase and percent off are percent change calculations. And they have been presented above in a traditional way. For a percentage increase start with a net amount and increase it by a given percent or amount to find the gross amount. We can say the same about the percentage off example. We started with a gross amount and deducted either an amount or a percentage.

These are traditional examples. But this calculator allows the user to provide what is normally the implied percentage in the traditional example and the calculator will calculate the percentage that the user usually provides.

What does this mean?

I'll tell you.

Take a percent increase calculation. Rather than provide a "Net Amount" and "Amount Added/Subtracted", the user can provide the "Gross Amount" instead of the "Net Amount" and the calculator will still calculate the "Percent Increase (markup)."

What is the benefit of this?

If, for example, you are someone who purchases items for resale and you want to make a 30% markup, start by entering the "Gross Amount," say \$49.95, and the "Percent Increase (markup)" 30%. The calculator will calculate the price you have to purchase the product for to make your markup.

## 15 Comments on “Markup And Discount Calculator”

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Thanks, great calculator

• ##### Kingfishsays:

I’m glad to see there is now a place for a comment. I’ve used this calculator for several years, finding it very helpful for my business. Thank you for providing it.

• ##### Allah Bakhshsays:

why discount is grossed up? as it should have been directly multiplied by discount percentage divided by 100 need your support

• ##### Karlsays:

Could you provide a bit more detail please? What 2 inputs did you provide and which calculated number do you think is wrong and what value are you expecting?

• ##### HPsays:

Have a question about discount and when the discount percent is 100. So lets say, Net Amount?: 100
Discount Percentage?: 100
right now it crashes, but what would the value be if it didnt throw a divide by 0 error

• ##### Karlsays:

The answer the calculator is giving you is correct, though I guess it could be formatted better. It is infinite. Same problem, but the discount is 99.9999%, the gross amount is \$100,000,000.00

A 100% discount means the net amount is 0.

• ##### Karl Juniorsays:

It doesn’t crash, it just puts “infinity” in all the previously blank slots

• ##### TheMan291says:

This thing helps me alot with my Discount homework, but i do have ONE question. somethime when ever i get a % the percentage is way off, here’s an example:

Net. 76
00.0000
Decrease 33%
00.0000
00.0000
Gross: 113.43

see it makes no sense and i put everything in the right field, just try to fix it okay, cause this calculator thing is reallly good.

• ##### Bobbartsays:

this guy is right, i have been noticing some problems, the anwsers are totally off sometimes. i think the calculator gets the decrease and increase all jumbled up. it could be a computer problem, or not. but so far this is the only financial calculator i use for my bills and stuff. id like this problem to be fixed too.

Thank you,

~Bobbart

• ##### Karlsays:

I can’t see any errors. Taking the numbers you provided, this is the result below are the results I get. What number do you think is wrong? Or do you get something else?

I entered the net amount and the percent off. The other values are calculated, of course.

Net Amount?: \$7,600.00
Percent Increase (markup)?: 49.2537%
Percent Off (discount)?: 33.0000%
Gross Amount?: \$11,343.28

I’m happy to fix anything that is wrong, but I have to understand what is wrong, and currently, I don’t.

• ##### Hailey Lesher of the Dragonssays:

Wow. Works almost flawlessly. This also helps a lot with my homework.

doesn’t that count as cheating if you use this for hw?

• ##### Samsays:

This program is confusing

• ##### Karlsays:

Wow, sorry to hear that. Why don’t you try asking a question?

Even if you don’t, I have one for you. Did you read the directions? If so, what part of the directions did you find confusing?

• ##### Sheilasays:

Men shoes were originally priced at 1,695 a pair are advertised at 20% off during a three day sale. Find the trade discount and the net price if the retailer bought 2 dozens each pairs.