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To find the original number before a percentage decrease, you can reverse the calculation. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Percentage decrease tells you how much the original number has been reduced by a certain percentage. For example, if a number decreases by 20%, you know that the final number is 80% of the original.
You need two numbers: the final number (after the decrease) and the percentage of decrease. For example:
Subtract the percentage decrease from 100 to get the percentage of the original number remaining. Then convert that percentage into a decimal. For example:
Percentage remaining=100% - 20%=80%
As a decimal: 80%=0.80
To find the original number, divide the final number by the decimal from Step 3:
Original Number=Final Number / Decimal
For this example: Original Number=80 / 0.80=100
You can verify the calculation by checking if the original number minus the percentage decrease gives you the final number:
Original Number - (20% of Original Number)=Final Number
100 - (20% of 100)=80
Formula is =A2/(1-B2/100), where A2 is the "After" number, and B2 is the "Percentage".
Scenario: After a 25% discount, the price of a jacket is $75. What was the original price?
Calculation: Find the original price before a 25% decrease.
Let X be the original price. The discounted price is 75% of the original price.
$75=X × (1 - 0.25)
$75=X × 0.75
X=$75 / 0.75=$100
Result: The original price of the jacket was $100.
Scenario: A meal costs $120 after including a 10% tax. What was the price before tax?
Calculation: Find the pre-tax price before a 10% increase.
Let X be the price before tax. The final price is 110% of the pre-tax price.
$120=X × (1 + 0.10)
$120=X × 1.10
X=$120 / 1.10=$109.09
Result: The price before tax was approximately $109.09.
Scenario: Your salary after a 15% deduction is $2,550. What was your salary before the deduction?
Calculation: Find the salary before a 15% decrease.
Let X be the original salary. The current salary is 85% of the original salary.
$2,550=X × (1 - 0.15)
$2,550=X × 0.85
X=$2,550 / 0.85=$3,000
Result: The salary before the deduction was $3,000.
Scenario: An asset is worth $700 after a 20% depreciation. What was its original value?
Calculation: Find the value before a 20% decrease.
Let X be the original value. The depreciated value is 80% of the original value.
$700=X × (1 - 0.20)
$700=X × 0.80
X=$700 / 0.80=$875
Result: The value before depreciation was $875.
Scenario: A tuition fee of $900 is the result after a 12% discount. What was the original fee?
Calculation: Find the original tuition fee before a 12% decrease.
Let X be the original fee. The discounted fee is 88% of the original fee.
$900=X × (1 - 0.12)
$900=X × 0.88
X=$900 / 0.88=$1,022.73
Result: The original tuition fee was approximately $1,022.73.