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**SuperLynx****Member**- Registered: 2009-06-28
- Posts: 286

I had the MS Calculator set to standard not scientific, when I changed to scientific I got the correct percentage number.

How come you multiple the number again;

2345 - .45 x /2345/ ?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 88,998

You have the number and you want to reduce it by 45%. First you calculate what 45% of the number is and then you would subtract it from the number.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**SuperLynx****Member**- Registered: 2009-06-28
- Posts: 286

Ah ok I understand

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