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I work it out as:

100 increased by 17% is 117

100 increased by 15% is 115

117 is 2 greater than 115 = 2/115 * 100 = a 1.739% (3 decimal places only) increase. We could say that it is roughly 1.01739 times as big if this is what you mean.

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