# 5,000 people visited a book fair in the first week. The number of visitors increased by 10% in the second week. How many people visited the book fair in the second week?

Jan 9, 2016

This is a problem that involves percentages. To solve problems of this type, write a ratio and solve for the variable.

#### Explanation:

$\frac{110}{100}$ = $\frac{x}{5000}$

$\frac{5000 \cdot 110}{100} = x$

$5500 = x$

5500 people visited the book fair over the second week.