What is the percent increase from 50 to 60?

2 Answers
Sep 11, 2016

#50/100=60/x#

Cross products

#50x=6000#

#x=120#

60 is 120% of 50, so there is a 20% increase

Sep 11, 2016

Answer:

#20% " increase"#

Explanation:

Any change, whether an increase, decrease, profit, loss. discount which is to be given as a percentage, can be calculated from the same formula..

#% "change" = "amount of change"/"original amount" xx 100%#

In this case the number increased from 50 to 60.

#"change " = 60-50 = 10#

#10/50 xx 100%#

=#20%#