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 Click here to see ALL problems on percentage Question 281565: If I have a 10" laptop screen and move up to a 12" screen size, what is the percentage of increase in size? Is there a formula that I can easily use to apply this to any size screen? Thank you.Answer by Alan3354(31532)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Screen area is a function of the square of the diagonal (if the aspect ratios are equal). 12 vs 10 --> 144 vs 100 in area = 44% more area ----------------- For a general equation: (a/b)^2 (12/10)^2 = 1.44 times as much area