Hello Guys, I'm having an issue with percentage calculations, my problem is not with the numbers, it is with what the operation does.

Here it is:

if A was increased by 20%, to find the original value of A we divide by 1.2, that is A(original)= A/1.2 .

So the division is what confuse me, what does it do to get the original value of A. For example if I multiply 6 by 1/7, The result is how many sevens in a 6. Or if I divide 10 over 2 I get 5 (which indicates there are five 2's in a 10).

Sorry I know it is confusing but I need to understand the concept. I know the maths but I'm missing the wording of the operation.

I face these sort of questions frequently in Business related material.