## Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall

# Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Chapter Test - Page 157: 18

#### Answer

There was a 50% increase

#### Work Step by Step

This can be solved using the percent change formula: percent change =$\frac{1500-1000}{1000}$ simplify percent change =$\frac{500}{1000}$ divide $\frac{1500-1000}{1000}=0.50$ move the decimal two places to the left to convert to percent $0.50=50$% There was a 50% increase

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