**In this post, we will discuss how to compare percentage between two unknown values and find percentage difference between them using a smart method SBI Clerk, SBI PO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL and other competitive exams.**

For IBPS PO Exam Percentage is a significant topic in the Quantitative Section as it is also used in concepts like Compound and Simple Interest and Profit and Loss. It is extremely important not only to understand the topic but moreover figure out smart ways to calculate percentage and compare percentage with effective use of time.

**Percentage Comparison between Two Values**

**Example of a Question on Comparing Percentage**

**The Conventional Method to Compare Percentage**

There is high probability that the minute you read this question, you are tempted to solve it by the traditional method of comparing and then calculate the percentage difference between the two values. But that includes various steps that start with expressing A in terms of B-

**Step 1:**

**Step 2:**

**Step 3:**

**Step 4:**

It is essential for you to have a cohesive and well-planned approach to answer the maximum number of questions correctly in less time to crack your IBPS PO exam. Therefore it is paramount that while practising you use these methods too!

**The Smart Method to Calculate Percentage Difference**

**( 1 in this case)**

*increase the value of the denominator by the value of the numerator***Step 1:**

1/ 4 becomes 1/ (4+1) which is actually the answer

**Step 2:**

1/ 5 = 20%

Therefore we reach the answer in just one step.

Do tell us in the comments below how this trick helped you save time and arrive at the answer in just a few seconds.

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