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The price of a new car increased from \$14,500 to \$16,200.

What was the percent of increase?

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Percent increase can be tricky.

find 16,200 - 14,500 that gives you the increase.

to find % increase.

divide that answer by the original amount which is \$14,500.
you will get at decimal. Move the decimal to the right 2 places and add the % sign.

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16200 / 14500 = ?

we simplify by crossing out 0s

162 / 145

so nearly 12 % or...11.724137931% to be exact

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sorry forgot to add, minus minus one from 162/145

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