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

1 Answer
Aug 18, 2016

Answer:

#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%#