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# If 1,500 is increased by 20%, and then reduced by y%

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If 1,500 is increased by 20%, and then reduced by y%, yielding 1,080, what is y?

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40%

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20 Sep 2013, 17:26
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If 1,500 is increased by 20%, and then reduced by y%, yielding 1,080, what is y?

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40%

1,500*1.2 = 1,800.

1,800(1 - y/100) = 1,080 --> (1 - y/100) = 0.6 --> y = 40%.
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