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## #1 2005-11-06 01:36:25

torx
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### Percentage Reduction

Okay im not sure what this term means..

issit:

Assuming original cost = 10
Reduced Cost = 2
Amt reduced = 8

1. 8/10
2. 2/10

## #2 2005-11-06 01:40:15

mathsyperson
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### Re: Percentage Reduction

Percentage reduction is (Old amount - New amount) ÷ Old Amount x 100%

In your example, the new amount is 2 and the old amount is 10, so the percentage reduction would be (10 - 2) ÷ 10 x 100% = 80%.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #3 2005-11-06 01:41:45

torx
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### Re: Percentage Reduction

Lol??

that was lightning speed response.

you either are

a. Supercomputer

b. Superman

Thanks for helping though!

## #4 2005-11-14 10:39:52

Mark - from england
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### Re: Percentage Reduction

It is "maths" with an S. Good site for revision however, thanks

## #5 2005-11-14 16:42:10

MathsIsFun

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### Re: Percentage Reduction

Glad you got some value here.

(Maybe it could be "mathematics" with an EMATICS)

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

## #6 2005-11-14 18:20:13

justlookingforthemoment
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### Re: Percentage Reduction

Mathsyperson is a real person, but with some supercomputer and superman parts built in.