# The amount of dogs at the local animal shelter has gone up from 15 to 18. What is the percent increase?

Mar 21, 2018

Percent increase is 20%

#### Explanation:

Your equation for percent change:

$= \left[\frac{F - I}{I}\right] \times 100$

I is the initial value and F is the final value

$= \left[\frac{18 - 15}{15}\right] \times 100$

$= \frac{300}{15} = 20$ percent