Enter the value of a fixed variable, and both the initial and final values of changing variable into the calculator to determine the fixed variable sensitivity.

## Sensitivity Analysis Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a sensitivity analysis.

S = X1/Y1 * Y2

- Where S is the sensitivity (or final value of the fixed variable.)
- X1 is the initial value of the fixed variable
- Y1 is the initial value of the changing variable
- Y2 is the final value of the changing variable

## FAQ

**What is a sensitivity analysis?**

A sensitivity analysis is a quantitative analysis used mostly in finance to determine how a value of a particular variable changes with respect to another over time. For example, if you have a good you make that you sell for $10, and it sells 1,000 units a month. How much would the units sold change if you changed the price to $20 per month. Using the sensitivity analysis, you would say it’s likely that it sells 500 units.

**How is a sensitivity analysis calculated?**

For single variable relationships, the formula above would be used. For more than one variable, a more complicated formula is needed.

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