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    Percentage

    There are three numbers A,B and C. A is 125% more than B, and B is 60% less than C. By what percentage is A more than C.

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    What is meant by 125% more..

    If B is 100, then what is A?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acc100jt View Post
    There are three numbers A,B and C. A is 125% more than B, and B is 60% less than C. By what percentage is A more than C.

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    A=B+1.25B

    B=C-.60C

    Can you simplify and substitute?
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    So

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A=B+1.25B=2.25B<br />

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B=C-.60C=0.4C<br />

    By substitution,
    A=(2.25)(0.4C)
    A=0.9C

    So A is 10% less than C. Am I correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acc100jt View Post

    So A is 10% less than C. Am I correct?
    Indeed.
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