If 756 increases by 100%, what would the number be?

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Jun 4, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

To increase 756 by 100% we can write (where #r# is the result):

#r = 756 + 100%# of #756#

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 100% can be written as #100/100 = 1#.

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

We can rewrite this problem as:

#r = 756 + (1 xx 756)#

#r = 756 + 756#

#r = 1512#

Increasing 756 by 100% therefore is the same as doubling 756 or 1,512