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

##### 1 Answer

Jun 2, 2016

12% increase

#### Explanation:

The value has increased from 50 to 56 . That is an increase of 6.

To express this as a

#color(blue)"percentage increase"# write the increase as a fraction of the original and multiply by 100.percentage increase

#=6/50xx100/1=6/(cancel(50)^1)xx(cancel(100)^2)/1=12#