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300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 16:55
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I'm having a little confusion with this, where can I find a tutorial about how this works?

The answer is 8 but I keep getting confused with how to calculate this.
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Re: 300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 19:13
Can you plese provide the full question and answer choices?

300% of 2 is 6.

A 300% increase of 2 is 8.

I am curious to see the full question and also its source.
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Re: 300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 09:33
300% of 2 is 6.

A 300% increase of 2 is 8.
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Exactly, the difference between this is confusing me. Could someone direct me to a lesson on this? I'm sure it exists on the web but there is so much garbage that my google searches have come up with nonsense and/or unrelated topics, such as calculators, etc.

There was no question attached but the GMAT uses this topic a lot to trick test takers.
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Re: 300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 09:53
You can refer to this forum : http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/62791.html


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Re: 300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 20:25
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Re: 300% of 2 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 12:51
Sometimes you'll see questions worded as:

8 represents what % increase over 2?

That percent increase is is going to be 300%, not 400%.

The actual increase is 6 (not 8). So 6/2 = 300%
Re: 300% of 2   [#permalink] 06 Nov 2012, 12:51
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