# Thread: 5 % to ... \$s

1. ## 5 % to ... \$s

I have to translate a text from English into my native language and I'm trying to figure out the meaning of this sentence: The earnings increased 25 % to 20 million \$ dollars in 2005. I wanna know what to means in this sentence. Does it mean that the earnings increased 25 % which equals to 20 million\$? Or maybe the earnings inreased 25 % and became 20 million \$. Which of assumptions is correct?

2. ## Re: 5 % to ... \$s

Originally Posted by sevas
I have to translate a text from English into my native language and I'm trying to figure out the meaning of this sentence: The earnings increased 25 % to 20 million \$ dollars in 2005. I want to know what to means in this sentence. Does it mean that the earnings increased 25 % which equals to 20 million\$? Or maybe the earnings inreased 25 % and became 20 million \$. Which of assumptions is correct?

It means that the earnings increased by 25% to reach a total of 20 million.

3. ## Re: 5 % to ... \$s

The previous earnings were \$16 million. They increased (by) 25% [= \$4million] to the 2005 total of \$20 million.

oops. I didn't notice that bhai had got there first.

4. ## Re: 5 % to ... \$s

Yeah, 5jj, but you did the math.

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