Comment: "Surprisingly enough, $5,000 / $35,000 = 1 / 7 = 14.705...%."

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"Surprisingly enough, $5,000 / $35,000 = 1 / 7 = 14.705...%."

Where did the $35,000 come from? If they say 5% increase is it actually more than 5% in real money(in terms of this exercise of course).?
I am kinda confused about what you guys are talking about. Please help me understand better.