# How do you find the percent change from 16 to 56?

Sep 3, 2016

250% increase or 2.5 times more

#### Explanation:

The general percentage change formula is:
"%change"=(quantity_"new" - quantity_"original")/(quantity_"original") *100
in this case,
$\text{%change} = \frac{56 - 16}{16} \cdot 100$
$\text{%change} = 250$
So as the quantity is $+ v e$ so it is 250% increase or 2.5 times more