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?


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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