Percent trouble

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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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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.
 
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Ah, excellent! Thx
 

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