# To calculate cross elasticity of demand, does percentage change in quantity demanded have to be market demand instead of individual demand? [closed]

If I try to calculate cross elasticity of demand (XED or CED) with individual demand quantity, it seems to break down since even small increase when the base number is small is a big increase in percentage. e.g. 1 to 2 is a 100% change.

$XED=\frac{\Delta q_i}{q_i}\cdot \frac{p_j}{\Delta p_j}$
It is right that in your case $\frac{\Delta q_i}{q_i}=\frac{2-1}{1}=1$