# A house has increased in value by 15% to £92000 What was the original value?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 16, 2018

£80000

#### Explanation:

I Personally like to use algebra here. So we have this:

(because the value has to decrease our value have to be more then 1 otherwise it would get bigger and there for it's 1.15)

Now just divide 1.15 on both sides to get the original amount.

so £80000