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

1 Answer
Jan 9, 2017

Answer:

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 #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 + (5/100 xx 94)#

#r = 94 + 470/100#

#r = 94 + 4.70#

#r = 98.7#