# What is the percent increase from 0 to 19?

##### 2 Answers

#### Answer:

Your solution to this question needs a lot of forethought. Se what I have written in the 'Explanation'.

#### Explanation:

There is a trap in this question!

What you normally have is

The problem is that the original is 0 and mathematically you are not allowed to have 0 as a denominator. This condition is called 'undefined'

So

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Suppose you had instead:

This would give:

You now have a permitted value but again there is a problem as in

#### Answer:

same as tony's, see explanation

#### Explanation:

just wanted to add that when you increase something by multiplication (which is implied in the original question) you need numbers bigger than zero. increasing 1 five times gives you 5, however anything multiplied by zero is always zero so starting at zero and increasing it will never give you 19.