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A person bought a ticket to a ball game for $15 and later sold

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A person bought a ticket to a ball game for $15 and later sold the ticket for $60. What was the percent increase in the price of the ticket?

(A) \(25\)%
(B) \(33 \frac{1}{3}\)%
(C) \(75\)%
(D) \(300\)%
(E) \(400\)%

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New post 29 Nov 2018, 06:53
if x/100 = what percent,

x/100 * 15 = 60
Then, x=400

(E) is the answer
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A person bought a ticket to a ball game for $15 and later sold the ticket for $60. What was the percent increase in the price of the ticket?

(A) \(25\)%
(B) \(33 \frac{1}{3}\)%
(C) \(75\)%
(D) \(300\)%
(E) \(400\)%

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Percent increase = (100)(new value - old value)/(old value)
= 100(60 - 15)/(15)
= 100(45)/(15)
= 300 (percent)

Answer: D

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