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

What was the percent of increase?

  • math -

    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.

  • math -

    16200 / 14500 = ?

    we simplify by crossing out 0s

    162 / 145

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

  • math -

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

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