# How do you find the percent change given the original number is 48 and new number is 60?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Goes from

So this is an increase of

We express this as a change in relation to the original price. So the change expressed as a fraction of the original price is :

But

Writing this as in the shortcut method we have:

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The bar over the last 6 indicates that the value 6 repeats for ever.

It is really helpful to remember that

So

Thus: