SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 492: Answer and Explanation
12. The percent increase from 5 to 12 is equal to the percent increase from 12 to what number?
- A. 16.8
- B. 19.0
- C. 26.6
- D. 28.8
Correct Answer: D
Category: Problem Solving and Data Analysis / Rates, Ratios, Proportions, and Percentages
Strategic Advice: Even though this question uses the word percent, you are never asked to find the actual percent itself. Set this question up as a proportion to get the answer more quickly. Remember, percent change equals amount of change divided by the original amount.
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