# The amount of dogs at the local animal shelter has gone up from 15 to 18. What is the percent increase?

Percent increase is 20%

Your percent change equation is:

The starting value is I, and the ending value is F.

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To find the percent increase, you would follow these steps:

- Find the difference between the new and old amounts: 18 - 15 = 3.
- Divide the difference by the original amount: 3 / 15 = 0.2.
- Multiply the result by 100 to get the percentage: 0.2 * 100 = 20%. So, the percent increase is 20%.

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