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Last reply by: jeffrey breci
Sun Jan 8, 2012 9:25 PM

Post by Daniel Delapena on December 11, 2011

I believe Jeff is correct...and also, example 4 seems like it would be 25% of change, due to the 25% discount from the original price? The answer was in the question?

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Last reply by: Stacy Amadio
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:22 PM

Post by Jeff Mitchell on January 23, 2011

Wow, I disagree with example one completely. if it changed from 50 to 70 it did not increase 140%. if it increased 100% it would have gone from 50 to 100. Since it did not go past 100 it is clearly less than 100% increase.
I think the real equation should be (70-50) / 50 or 20/50 which is 40/100 =.4 or 40%

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Post by SASHKA YAKIMOVA on January 1, 2010

In Example 4, shouldn't the percent of change be calculated by dividing the NEW VALUE by the ORIGINAL VALUE?

139.78 : 175 = 0.7987 (78.97% or ~80%)

Applications of Percents

  • A percent of change is an increase or decrease expressed as a percent. If the new value is greater than the original one, it is a percent of increase; otherwise, it is a percent of decrease.

  • Sales tax is a familiar example of a percent of increase.

  • Discount is an example of a percent of decrease.

  • When solving these kinds of problems, always write the percent as either a fraction with a denominator of 100 or a decimal equivalent to the percent.

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Definitions 0:22
    • Percent of Change
    • Percent of Increase
    • Percent of Decrease
  • Examples of Percent of Change 1:14
    • Sales Tax
    • Discount
  • Lecture Example 1 2:51
  • Lecture Example 2 4:46
  • Additional Example 3
  • Additional Example 4