Posted by jazz on .
write each increase or decrease as a percent.
the price of gasoline rose from 97.5/L to 101.4/L.
Percent increase=
i did:
101.4  97.5
101.4 x 0.0390 = 3.9%
is this right?? im not really sure how to do this.sorry for all these questions.

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Ms. Sue,
To find the percent increase you need to divide the difference between it and the new number by the old number.
101.4  97.5 = 3.90
3.9 / 97.5 = 0.04 = 4%
To check it, multiply: 97.5 * 0.04 = 3.90
The price increased $3.90 which is a 4% increase. 
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jazz,
thanks so much!! i hate to bother u i have too many questions.:(

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Ms. Sue,
That's not a problem, Jazz. We are all here to help students and feel good when a student understands something we explain. :)

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jazz,
aww ur the best!!! :)))