# What is the percent increase from 50 to 60?

Sep 11, 2016

$\frac{50}{100} = \frac{60}{x}$

Cross products

$50 x = 6000$

$x = 120$

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

Sep 11, 2016

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.

$\text{change } = 60 - 50 = 10$

10/50 xx 100%

=20%