Finding Percentages with the Percent Increase Online Calculator
From the site: "How to find percentage? What if you need to calculate percentage increase, but not only by how much a number increased, but also the change in percentage increase between two numbers? The below online calculator will calculate percent increase, and it will also calculate percent decrease, and percent difference calculation as well --> the example will explain how it works."
This is fun to use, there are more on that pag, try this link: Percentage increases
Try a 5 cent candy bar that's now 79 cents, or more. Union Laborers wages in the same time frame went from $4.14 to $32, a $5,000 house went to $150,000 compare those to the candy bar, which by the way is much smaller now, a Payday bar has lost at least -65.60797850498656% in size/weight was 1/3 lb or 5.3 oz, up into the 60's now it's 1.83424 oz or 52 grams according to the Hershey web site, factor that in and the percentage increase in price is even bigger.
Wages just never kept up with inflation, and that's why the sub-prime mortgage idea failed. [If more people could figure these things out, maybe we'd not be in this mess were in. If our kids could count, if they could read, if they found playing with things like this calculator fun or at least interesting.]