# The population of a town increased from 850,000 to 925,000. How do you find the percent increase in population?

May 9, 2016

 = 8 . 8 2 % increase.

#### Explanation:

The initial value $= 850 , 000$

The final value $= 925 , 000$

The difference $= \left(925 , 000 - 850 , 000\right) = 75 , 000$

The percentage change $=$ ( difference in values) / ( initial value) $\times 100$

$= \frac{75 , 000}{8 5 0 , 000} \times 100$

 = 8 . 8 2 % increase. ( rounded to the nearest hundred)