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In a sale everything is reduced by 30%. Explain why the sale price is 70% of the original price.

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imagine the starting price was 100, what is the new price?

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The new price is 70.

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and 70 is what percentage of 100?

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70 is 70% of 100. If we have the number 99 instead of 100, the new price will be 69.30. Is 69.30 70% of 99? Does any number reduced by 30%, becomes 70% of the original price?

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yep

you start with 100% of the number and subtract 30%. So there is 70% left

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I am sometimes confused by percentages word problems, so I ask simple, stupid questions. Do not blame me lol. Anyway, your explanation was so clear. Thank you very much

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Originally Posted by joshuaa
I am sometimes confused by percentages word problems, so I ask simple, stupid questions. Do not blame me lol. Anyway, your explanation was so clear. Thank you very much
The ONLY stupid question is the one not asked ... get my drift?!

Btw, remember that % or percent means "per hundred"; if you have 37 apples in a bag containing
100 fruits, then the contents are 37% apples.

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OK, got you. Thanks a lot.