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Kafelnikov

I’m building a little economic model for my game and I’d like for the player to be able to see his progress or regress in the form of percentage increase/decrease next to some economic indices on a yearly basis. For instance, let’s say oil output is 100 million tons for current year and for the next year is 120 million tons, how do I calculate and print the 20% percentage increase between those 2 numbers?

var percentage = calc_percentage(120000, 100000)
print("%s%%" % percentage)

jgodfrey | 2022-12-12 20:30

can you explain, why here you’re subtracting 1 from the fraction of the numerator and denominator?

inxeoz | 2023-07-08 16:00

Because the request was to return 20% for the example given, which was:

120,000 / 100,000. That, by itself is 1.2. So, 120,000 is 1.2 times greater than 100,000 (or 20% greater, just written a different way). So, to get the 20% result, I needed to subtract out the 1 to leave only the 0.2 portion. Then, 0.2 x 100 = 20, which is format requested in the original post…

jgodfrey | 2023-07-08 18:53

thank you for your response I get it. now I can die peacefully