Posted by **Kelly** on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:01am.

Sales of frozen pizza for a club fund-raiser increased from 500 one year to 575 the next year. What was the percent of increase?

Would I divide 500 by 75?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 11:57am
No, since you want the "percent of increase", you have to find the increase

which is 75

Now take 75/500 = .15 or 15% increase

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**Kelly**, Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 12:20pm
Oh I had it backwards, thank you Reiny for your help with all my questions.

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