How do you find the percent increase from 42 acres to 75 acres?

1 Answer
Oct 30, 2016

Answer:

#78.6%# increase

Explanation:

Percentage loss, profit, increase, decrease, discount or mark-up are all calculated in exactly the same way:

#%" change" = ("change")/("original") xx 100%#

The change from 42 acres to 75 acres is #75-42 = 33#

The percent change = # 33/42 xx 100%#

#= 78.57%#

Note that: #xx 100%# is the same as #xx100/100 " or " xx1#

The #xx100# is used in the calculation, but the % sign is carried down to the answer.