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A botanical garden in the heart of the city needed $5600 every month for its upkeep.

15% of the amount would be required for purchasing new saplings, 50% on procurement of manure for the plants and the remaining on paying the salaries of the gardeners.

This month, the amount sanctioned for the upkeep was increased.

$700 more was spent on getting new saplings. The amount spent on manure remained unchanged.

The remaining 50% was used for the salaries of the gardeners.

What was the percentage increase in the amount of money that the garden had for its upkeep this month?

The correct answer is : 55
%