# Percent of Decrease: 500 to 300 {(500-300)/500}x100=(?). 500 to 300 percent decrease provides the comprehensive information on how to find what is the percent of decrease from 500 to 300.

500 to 300 percent increase
(500 - 300)/500 x 100 = (?)
= 200/500 x 100
= 40%
(500 - 300)/500 x 100 = 40%
Hence,
the percent of decrease from 500 to 300 is 40%

where,
500 is the base or reference quantity,
300 is the relative or decreased quantity,
200 is the difference between base and decreased quantity,
40% is the percent decrease.

## How-to: What is the percent of decrease from 500 to 300?

The result of difference between the reference quantity 500 and decreased quantity 300 divided by the reference quantity 500, multiplied with 100 is the percent of decrease from 500 to 300. The below is the step-by-step work shows how to find what is the percent of decrease from 500 to 300 by using the mathematical formula. step 1 Observe the input parameters, values and what to be found:

Input values:
Base or reference value X = 500
Decreased or relative value Y = 300

What to be found:
Find the percent of decrease from 500 to 300.
(300 - 500)/60 x 100 = (?)%

step 2 Find the difference between reference quantity 500 and decreased quantity 300:
500 - 300 = 200

step 3 Divide the difference 200 by the reference quantity 500, and multiply the result with 100:
200/500 x 100 = 40%

Hence,
40% is the percent of decrease from 500 to 300. 