Jim's pay is £180 each week. Jim asks his boss for an increase of £20 a week. Jim's boss offers him a 10% increase. Is the offer from Jim's boss more than Jim asked for?

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#20/180=.1111*100=11.11%# increase

*We multiply by #100# to get a percent

Since the 20 pound(?) raise has a higher percent (%) increase, it gives Jim a better raise than the one his boss offered.

However, his boss only gave him an increase of 10%

#10/100 *180 = 18#

Hence, his raise is only $18 which is $2 less than what Jim wants.