# Alicia planted 45 tulip bulbs last year. This year she plans to plant 65 bulbs. What is the percent of increase in the number of tulip bulbs to the nearest tenth.?

Mar 17, 2018

44.4%

#### Explanation:

Number of increase of planted tulip bulbs is $N = 65 - 45 = 20$

Percentage of increase in planted tulip bulbs is N%=20/45*100

:. N%=400/9 ~~ 44.4 (1dp) [Ans]

Mar 17, 2018

44.4%

#### Explanation:

45 bulbs planted in first year.
65 bulbs the next year.
This is an increase of 20 bulbs $\left(65 - 45 = 20\right)$.
Therefore, the % increase from the first 45 bulbs is:

(20/45)**100% = 44.44%
= 44.4% to the nearest tenth.[ans]