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To find the original number before a percentage increase, you can reverse the calculation. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Percentage increase tells you how much the original number has been increased by a certain percentage. For example, if a number increases by 20%, you know that the final number is 120% of the original.
You need two numbers: the final number (after the increase) and the percentage of increase. For example:
Add the percentage increase to 100 to get the percentage of the original number. Then convert that percentage into a decimal. For example:
Percentage after increase=100% + 20%=120%
As a decimal: 120%=1.20
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=120 / 1.20=100
You can verify the calculation by checking if the original number plus the percentage increase gives you the final number:
Original Number + (20% of Original Number)=Final Number
100 + (20% of 100)=120
Formula is =A2/(1+B2/100), where A2 is the "After" number, and B2 is the "Percentage".
Scenario: A product costs $120 after a 20% markup. What was the original price?
Calculation: Find the original price before a 20% increase.
Let X be the original price. The final price is 120% of the original price.
$120=X × (1 + 0.20)
$120=X × 1.20
X=$120 / 1.20=$100
Result: The original price before the 20% markup was $100.
Scenario: Your salary is now $55,000 after a 10% increase. What was your salary before the increase?
Calculation: Find the salary before a 10% increase.
Let X be the original salary. The current salary is 110% of the original salary.
$55,000=X × (1 + 0.10)
$55,000=X × 1.10
X=$55,000 / 1.10=$50,000
Result: The salary before the 10% increase was $50,000.
Scenario: A meal costs $138 after including an 8% tax. What was the cost before tax?
Calculation: Find the cost before an 8% increase.
Let X be the cost before tax. The final cost is 108% of the pre-tax cost.
$138=X × (1 + 0.08)
$138=X × 1.08
X=$138 / 1.08=$127.78
Result: The cost before tax was approximately $127.78.
Scenario: A tuition fee of $1,200 is the result after a 15% increase. What was the original fee?
Calculation: Find the original fee before a 15% increase.
Let X be the original fee. The final fee is 115% of the original fee.
$1,200=X × (1 + 0.15)
$1,200=X × 1.15
X=$1,200 / 1.15=$1,043.48
Result: The original tuition fee was approximately $1,043.48.
Scenario: An asset is worth $900 after a 25% appreciation. What was its original value?
Calculation: Find the value before a 25% increase.
Let X be the original value. The appreciated value is 125% of the original value.
$900=X × (1 + 0.25)
$900=X × 1.25
X=$900 / 1.25=$720
Result: The value before the 25% appreciation was $720.