# What is the increase as a percent given the price of gasoline increased from 93.9 cents to 99.9 cents?

The increase is

To calculate a percent change, whether it is an increase or a decrease, you use the following method:

Write the change as a fraction, using the STARTING amount as the denominator:

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To find the percentage increase when the price of gasoline increased from 93.9 cents to 99.9 cents:

- Find the difference between the new price and the original price: 99.9 - 93.9 = 6 cents.
- Divide the difference by the original price: (6 / 93.9) × 100% ≈ 6.39%.

So, the price of gasoline increased by approximately 6.39%.

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