MATH SOLVE

8 months ago

Q:
# The population of a town increased from 5,600 to 6,300 people. what was the percent increase?

Accepted Solution

A:

12.5%

First you need to find how much more the population increased (700 people)

Then you set up for a cross multiply and divide

700/5600 x/100

the 700 OVER 5600 people in fraction format shows the number of people arrived against the number of people already present

the x OVER 100 are the percentages, x representing what we need to find

The next step would then multiply 700x100 (cross multiply)

Then with the number you found 70,000 you would then divide by 5600 (divide)

First you need to find how much more the population increased (700 people)

Then you set up for a cross multiply and divide

700/5600 x/100

the 700 OVER 5600 people in fraction format shows the number of people arrived against the number of people already present

the x OVER 100 are the percentages, x representing what we need to find

The next step would then multiply 700x100 (cross multiply)

Then with the number you found 70,000 you would then divide by 5600 (divide)