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 May 13th, 2019, 10:55 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: May 2019 From: London Posts: 18 Thanks: 0 What percentage should be removed? The coat was \$20 it dropped down to \$15 by have much% did it reduce? We did this problem when we were doing percentages, and I can't still figure out the answer. Can someone give me a hand please. Thanks. Last edited by skipjack; May 14th, 2019 at 12:39 AM.
 May 14th, 2019, 12:45 AM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 20,931 Thanks: 2207 The reduction was \\$5, which was a quarter of the original price. As a percentage, a quarter is 25%. Alternatively, treat the original price as 100%. As the reduced price was 100% × 15/20 = 75%, the reduction was 25%.

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