<p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.prepswift.com/quizzes/quiz/prepswift-percent-increase">Percent Increase Exercise</a></p><p>Imagine that someone has $12$ marbles yesterday and $18$ marbles today. What was the <strong><span style="color:#27ae60;">Percent Increase</span></strong> in the number of marbles this person had from yesterday to today? You can use the formula below:</p>
<p>$$\frac{|\textrm{difference}|}{\textrm{smaller number}}$$</p>
<p>$$\frac{18-12}{12} = \frac{6}{12} = 50\%$$</p>
<p>Note that the percent increase can never be negative. That's why there is an absolute value in the numerator of the equation.</p>