# How to Calculate Profit Percentage?

How to Calculate Profit / Gain Percentage ?

## Gain Percentage Calculation

A gain that is acheived in any transaction such as selling a product etc. is called as the profit. The profit expressed in percentage is termed as profit percentage. Profit is gained when the selling price of any product is higher than the cost price.

**Formula :**

**Profit Percentage = [(Selling Price - Cost Price ) / Cost Price ] x 100**

**Step 1:**

A retailer buys a wrist watch for Rs. 1500 and solds it for Rs. 2500. What is his profit percentage?

Selling Price = Rs. 2500

Cost Price = Rs. 1500

**Step 2:**

Applying the values in the given formula,

Profit Percentage = [( 2500 - 1500) / 1500 ] x 100

= [ 1000 / 1500 ] x 100

= 66.66 %

Hence, the profit percentage is **66.66 %**

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