# How do you find the percent of change when 27 is increased to 53?

Nov 8, 2016

The percent of change is approximately $96.3$.

#### Explanation:

The amount of change is $53 - 27 = 26$

Therefore the percent of change from $27$ can be expressed as:

$27 \times \frac{x}{100} = 26$

Multiply both sides by $\frac{100}{27}$.

$x = 26 \times \frac{100}{27}$

$x = \frac{2600}{27}$

$x = 96.296$

Nov 8, 2016

96.3% increase

#### Explanation:

Any change can be given as a percent change from the starting value. The change is sometimes an increase and sometimes a decrease... the method remains the same.

Use the method: "percent change" = ("change")/("original value") xx 100%

In this case the change is an increase. $27 \to 53$

The amount of change = $53 - 27 = 26$

Percent change = 26/27 xx100%" " multiply by 100. % for answer

= 96.296%