Posted by **Eric** on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:25am.

The population of town A increases from 1,346 to 1,500. In the same period, the population of town B increases from 1,546 to 1,800.

a. Find the percent of increase in population for town A and for town B.

b. Which town had the greater percent of increase?

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:04am
Town A:

1500 - 1346 = 154

154 / 1346 = 0.114 = 11.4%

Figure out the increase for Town B the same way.

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**Eric**, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:10am
Could You Help Me ?

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**Star Wars Geek**, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:32pm
Eric, you take the population each town went up to, subtract it with the original population, then divide your answer with the original population, and that is your percentage. Hope that helps bud :)

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**Star Wars Geek**, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:34pm
So you would take 1,800-1,546. whatever you get for that, divide it by 1.546. then whatever you get is your percentage.

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**Kitty**, Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3:01pm
So it would be 164.9%???

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