# What is the percentage increase of $4.00 to$3.50?

Aug 18, 2016

14.29%

#### Explanation:

First find the amount by which the money increased.

The question implies that there was an increase FROM 3.50 TO $4.00. The change is the difference, =$0.50.

This change is expressed as a fraction of the ORIGINAL value.

$0.50/$3.50

Convert to a percent. ($0.50)/($3.50)xx100%

=14.29%

Use the formula:

Percent inc or dec = "change"/"original" xx 100%#