Posted by **Kim** on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:35pm.

My question is:

The price of gasoline increased from 93.9 to 99.9. Write the increse as a percent.

My answer is: 6%

Am i correct?

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**the helper**, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:41pm
yes its not that hard

99.9-93.9=6

get a calculator

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**MathMate**, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 5:26pm
It's almost correct.

Percentage Increases are measured in actual increse divided by the original value.

In the given case, actual increase is 6 cents, and the original value (price) is 93.9 cents. The percentage increase is therefore

6/93.9*100%, a little more than 6%.

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