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Emily made $35,000 a year her first year out of nursing school. She now earns $90,000. What is the percent of increase or decrease?(could you please show work)

Raptor  Jun 10, 2015

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The increase is $90000 - $35000 = $55000

 

Expressed as a fraction of her initial salary this is 55000/35000 = 55/35 = 11/7

 

To express this as a percentage, multiply it by 100:  100*11/7 ≈ 157%  (Don't forget to put the % sign after the number).

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Alan  Jun 10, 2015
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The increase is $90000 - $35000 = $55000

 

Expressed as a fraction of her initial salary this is 55000/35000 = 55/35 = 11/7

 

To express this as a percentage, multiply it by 100:  100*11/7 ≈ 157%  (Don't forget to put the % sign after the number).

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Alan  Jun 10, 2015

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