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**SuperLynx****Member**- Registered: 2009-06-28
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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
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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.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**SuperLynx****Member**- Registered: 2009-06-28
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Ah ok I understand

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