Problem 2050

Arvin’s tuition bill last semester was 6240. If he paid 6552 in tuition this semester, what was the percentage increase on his tuition?

 

Solution:-

 

Begin by finding the amount by which Arvin’s tuition increased.

6552 – 6240 = 312

His tuition increased by 312 from the previous semester. To express this increase as a percentage, determine what percent of 6240 is 312.

Divide 312 by 6240.

$\frac{312}{6240}$ = 0.05.

Write this decimal as a percentage.

0.05 = 5%

Thus, Arvin’s tuition increased by 5%.

 

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