# How do you increase 300 by 4%?

Mar 18, 2018

104%=312

#### Explanation:

Well to start off, with any given number we can say it is 100%.

$\therefore$ 300=100%

Therefore, we can find out that if we divide by $100$, we can get 1%

300=100% -> 3=1%

Therefore we can figure out 4% = 4 xx 1%, therefore we multiply the value of 1% by $4$

4%=4 xx 1% -> 4xx3=12

$\therefore$ 4%=12

But we want an INCREASE in 4% therefore we add this on.

104%=300+12 -> 312

104%=312

Mar 18, 2018

$312$

#### Explanation:

method 1

find 4% of $300$ then add

4%rarr4/100xx300=12

$\therefore \text{ increased amount } = 300 + 12 = 312$

method 2

multiply by $1 + \frac{4}{100} = 1.04$

$300 \times 1.04 = 312$