# How do you find the result when 94 is increased by 5%?

Jan 9, 2017

98.7 is the result of 94 increased by 5%.

#### Explanation:

Let's call the result we are looking for $r$.

We can then write an equation to solve this problem as:

r = 94 + (5% of 94)

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 5% can be written as $\frac{x}{100}$.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

We can now rewrite and solve the solution equation as:

$r = 94 + \left(\frac{5}{100} \times 94\right)$

$r = 94 + \frac{470}{100}$

$r = 94 + 4.70$

$r = 98.7$