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A police department plans to increase its 80 -person force to 84 persons. Find the percent increase in the size of the police force.

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Okay, So the first thing we have to do is find the difference between the number of policeman's that they plan to increase to, which is 84 the number that they have right now, which is a suitable to attract 84 from 80 which gives us four. Next, we're going to use the percent equation to figure out what percentage the department is only to increased by. So our differences four. And whether said that equal to the original out, which is 80 times X, which is our percent of trees, but we're going to get X alone. So to do that, we have to divide each side by 80. When we do that, we get a decimal 0.5 You eagle toe eggs need to convert this decimal into a percentage soaring decimal. Two spaces to the right. Give me an increase 5%

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