# How do you find the percent of increase or decrease given Original: 50 and New: 56?

To express this as a $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{percentage increase}}$ write the increase as a fraction of the original and multiply by 100.
percentage increase $= \frac{6}{50} \times \frac{100}{1} = \frac{6}{{\cancel{50}}^{1}} \times \frac{{\cancel{100}}^{2}}{1} = 12$