If something goes down by 44% then it is 1 - 44% of 1 or 1 - .44 x 1 or 1 - .44 or

0.56 of what you started with.

If something starts at 56 and ends at 100, then it is a 44% decrease going BACKWARDS in time, which is NOT 44% increase. Figure out that you are adding 44 to 56, but what part of 56

is 44. Well it is a fraction called 44 56ths of 56. (Like 2/3's of 3 is 2)

(or like 1/2 of 2 is 1) ( or like 44/56 of 56 is 44) ( or like 33333/888 of 888 is 33333)

It takes some getting used to.

Hope that doesn't just make it confusing.