SAT Math Multiple Choice Question 492: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 492

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

Explanation:

D

Difficulty: Medium

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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