# What is the percent increase from 40 to 47?

## 17.5%

## (Percent increase from 40 to 47 is 17.5 percent)

### Percent increase from 40 to 47 is 17.5 percent! Explanation: What does 17.5 percent or 17.5% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 17.5% means 17.5 out of every 100. For example, if you increase 40 by 17.5% then it will become 47.

### Methods to calculate "What is the percent increase from 40 to 47" with step by step explanation:

#### Method: Use the Percent Increase Calculator formula (New Number - Old Number/Old Number)*100 to calculate "What is the percent increase from 40 to 47".

- From the New Number deduct Old Number i.e. 47-40 = 7
- Divide above number by Old Number i.e. 7/40 = 0.175
- Multiply the result by 100 i.e. 0.175*100 = 17.5%

#### Answer: Percent increase from 40 to 47 is 17.5 percent

### Percentage examples

Percentages express a proportionate part of a total. When a total is not given then it is assumed to be 100. E.g. 40% (read as 40 percent) can also be expressed as 40/100 or 40:100.Example: If 40% (40 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 40 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 40*100 (i.e. $4000) are invested in stocks.

### History of Percentage

Before the Europeans learned about the decimal system, ancient Romans used fractions in the multiples of 1/100. An example was when Augustus levied a tax of 1/100 called centesima rerum venalium on goods sold at auctions. Computation with these fractions was similar to percentages.In the Middle Ages, denominator of 100 became more common. By the 16th century, as decimal system became more common, use of percentage became a standard. It was used to compute profit and loss, interest rates etc.

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