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Homework Help: Percent trouble

  1. Apr 1, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How much larger than 2000 is 2184 in percent?

    2. The attempt at a solution

    I'm struggling with understanding what figure should be divided by the other.
    If I do 2000/2184*100 I get 91.6, obviously not the right answer. If I do 2184/2000*100 I get 109.2, leading me to think that 9.2 is the correct answer, but still it's not in percent form...
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  3. Apr 1, 2007 #2

    Gib Z

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    How much LARGER is it. The difference is 184. So the percentage is 184/2000 * 100, which is 9.2%. You were correct.
  4. Apr 1, 2007 #3
    Ah, excellent! Thx
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