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# The price of a newspaper rises from 5 cents to 15 cents. What is the

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The price of a newspaper rises from 5 cents to 15 cents. What is the percent increase in price?

A. 2%
B. 50%
C. 150%
D. 200%
E. 300%

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24 Dec 2018, 22:49
Given: The price of a newspaper rises from 5 cents to 15 cents.
Question : What is the percent increase in price?

Percentage Increase = (Difference / original) x 100 %
= ((15-5) / 5 ) x 100 %
= (10 / 5 ) x 100 %
= 200 %
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25 Dec 2018, 03:27
Bunuel wrote:
The price of a newspaper rises from 5 cents to 15 cents. What is the percent increase in price?

A. 2%
B. 50%
C. 150%
D. 200%
E. 300%

15-5/5 = 10/5 = 2 *100 = 200 %

IMO D
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