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danijo1814

Am I remembering how to solve percentage increase right?

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  1. danijo1814
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    Each year, Terrell buys a plane ticket to visit his grandmother for a week. Last year, he paid $130. This year, he paid $143. What was the percent increase in the cost of his plane ticket? Show your work.

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    that is the question this is my answer: amount of change/original amount = percent of change/100 143/130 = x/100 143 x 100 = 14,300 130 x 1 = 130 so we now have the fraction 14,300 over 130 which reduces to 110 over 1 which is actually just 110. So x = 110. Our percentage increase is 110.

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    amount of change = (new amount - original amount)

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    Well, only a 10% increase. Realize that 100% is the old amount of 130. So if youre going to increaseby 100% + 10%, bit much, eh?

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    so, yes you've got the right "formula" but amt of change is (143-130) and not 143

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  6. danijo1814
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    sorry i was afk

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  7. danijo1814
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    so i solved for the wrong thing?

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    pasting what you wrote: that is the question this is my answer: amount of change/original amount = percent of change/100 143/130 = x/100 amount of change is (new amount - original amount) = 143-130

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  9. danijo1814
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    i'm supposed to subtract them or what are you trying to say

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  10. Euler271
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    \[\frac{ 143-130 }{ 130} = \frac{ x }{ 1000 }\]

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    x/100

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  12. danijo1814
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    13/130 = x/100?

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  13. Euler271
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    yes

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  14. danijo1814
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    so i would multiply across and add a 1 under 100, no?

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  15. danijo1814
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    and that would be 13k over 130

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  16. danijo1814
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    which reduces to 10 so my answer is 10 percent?

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    hey they left

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    (new value - old value) / old value (143 - 130) / 130 = 13/130 = .1 .1 x 100 = 10% your answer is correct...10% increase

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    thank you all for the help i got it now

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