Percent Increase: Definition & Formula


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The garden at the Smiths' house produced 25 tomatoes last year; this year it produced 30 tomatoes. Find the percent increase in the number of tomatoes grown in the garden.

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1. When finding the percent increase with numbers that are already percentages, what must you do?

2. What is the first step to finding the percent increase, assuming you are not dealing with percentages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a formula you can use when you need to understand the percentage something has increased, and while it may look difficult at first, you'll find it getting simpler with each problem. This quiz will have you apply this formula to calculate percentage increases in a variety of problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is quite simple, as it is to test your ability to:

  • Apply the percent increase formula to various word problems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on the percent increase formula
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider how the formula can be applied to different types of word problems
  • Problem solving - apply the percent increase formula
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about how to calculate a percent increase

Additional Learning

If you wish to know more, the lesson Percent Increase: Definition & Formula covers the following objectives:

  • Define percent increase
  • Explain the formula used for calculations
  • Provide example problems to show application of the formula