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    Simple problem, just need help formatting the problem.

    The weekend gross of $US10.6 million was a record for the series, surpassing what it's predecessor made in five days by 16%.

    Well I can't for the life of me figure out how to format the problem to figure out what the predecessor made. First off, I can't decide wheter it is simply 16% less than $US10.6 Mil, or whether $US10.6Mil is 16% more than what it made. Does that make sense? Am I getting across what i am trying to convey?

    It is so frustrating, as I used to be fairly good at math, but I have forgotten so much. Anyways, any help will be GREATLY appreciated, as this is bugging the crap out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snyper1982 View Post
    The weekend gross of $US10.6 million was a record for the series, surpassing what it's predecessor made in five days by 16%.

    Well I can't for the life of me figure out how to format the problem to figure out what the predecessor made. First off, I can't decide wheter it is simply 16% less than $US10.6 Mil, or whether $US10.6Mil is 16% more than what it made. Does that make sense? Am I getting across what i am trying to convey?

    It is so frustrating, as I used to be fairly good at math, but I have forgotten so much. Anyways, any help will be GREATLY appreciated, as this is bugging the crap out of me.


    Hint:The quantity A is r% more than the quantity B if \displaystyle{A=\left(1+\frac{r}{100}\right)B\Long  leftrightarrow B=\frac{A}{1+\frac{r}{100}}}

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