Help with trend % calculation please

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Hi all I'm having trouble working out the % trend on this question, help please

The table below contains information about the last three months cost per kilogram for product Exe.

Complete the blank cells to show details of the trend.
Show all figures in whole numbers.
Month August September October
Actual Cost .........£165 £159 £145
Seasonal Variation+£15 +£6 -£11

Trend

Monthly increase in trend
Percentage increase in trend
between August and October%

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Hello

if you have the Seasonal variation, then do the opposite from the info so:
August £165-£15=£150
September £159-6=£153
October £145+£11=156

Trend increase is £3 per month

if you have the trend and need the seasonal variation, do the same as shown (if+ then +)

the % increase is 156/153=1.0196 or 101.96%/1.96%
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Yes Diddy is right with trend = 150 for august 153 for september and 156 for october

The trend increase is yep £3 per month.

However to work out the %increase we have to do difference in trend/ original then * 100
so the difference = 6/divided by original trend which is 150 for august then * 100 which = 4%
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