# Math Help - Percentage Problem

1. ## Percentage Problem

At the start of his diet, Kerrin weighed 15 stone 8 pounds. Three months later he weighed 14 stone 6 pounds. There are 14 pounds in a stone. Calculate the reduction in Kerrin's weight as a percentage of his initial weight, correct to 1 d.p.

%??

2. ## Re: Percentage Problem

percentage=(total amount lost) divided by (initial weight)

Then you just have to multiply by 100 to get into terms of a percentage. Where are you stuck at?

3. ## Re: Percentage Problem

I get 92.7%. I think that there is something wrong you have said because he did not lose a lot of weight. Can you do it with a detailed explanation?

4. ## Re: Percentage Problem

You are dividing the finish weight by the start weight. You need to find out how much total weight he lost. Then divide that by the start weight.

5. ## Re: Percentage Problem

wOW, now I get 7.3%, which I think, is the correct answer. Thank you very much beebe. You were very helpful