# Percent Word Problem

by J Nick
(Macktown)

At a supermaket the hourly pay increased from \$14 to %15.50. What is the percent increase in pay?

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 Apr 04, 2012 Percent Word Problem by: Staff Question: by J Nick (Macktown) At a supermarket the hourly pay increased from \$14 to \$15.50. What is the percent increase in pay? Answer: % Increase in pay: % increase in hourly pay = 100*(Current hourly pay - Original hourly pay)/( Original hourly pay) % increase in cost per cough drop = 100*(15.50 – 14.00)/( 14.00) % increase in cost per cough drop = 100*(1.50)/(14.00) % increase in cost per cough drop = 10.7143% >>> The final answer is: 10.7% increase Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Apr 04, 2012 maybe add some more info by: j nick You Wrote the answer- % increase in hourly pay = 100*(Current hourly pay - Original hourly pay)/( Original hourly pay) Maybe input #'s next time also. % = 100 x (15.50 - 14.00)/ 14.00 % = 100 x 1.5 / 14.00 % = 150.0 / 14.00 % = 10.71 Thanks for answering the question.

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