An elastic is stretched by 86% to a length of 5.8 m. Calculate the original length

do i use;

increase% = increase/original length?

im stumped no idea where to go(Doh)

sorry if in wrong forum i looked around to see where it would fit

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- May 3rd 2011, 06:07 PMDanCanadianPercentage Equation help.
An elastic is stretched by 86% to a length of 5.8 m. Calculate the original length

do i use;

increase% = increase/original length?

im stumped no idea where to go(Doh)

sorry if in wrong forum i looked around to see where it would fit - May 3rd 2011, 06:28 PMpickslides
Given the original length is 100% then

186% of x = 5.8, solve for x.

Does that work for your question? - May 3rd 2011, 06:37 PMDanCanadian
- May 4th 2011, 10:26 AMrico3639
That's the way I would think of doing it.