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**babyangel1972****Member**- Registered: 2005-12-12
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Between the years 1999 and 2003 the average text book rose from $45.00 to $67.00/ What is the percent of increase (rounded to the nearest whole number) for the average text book.

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**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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Percentage increase = (new amount - old amount)/old amount.

So in this case, it would be (67-45)/45 = 22/45.

Multiply this by 100% to get a percentage and you get an increase of 49% to the nearest whole number.

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It wanted to be normal.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Babyangel, maybe you could post future questions below here (click "Post Reply") , so that we can get a "BabyAngel" discussion going, and help you along better.

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