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A factory cut its labor force by 16 percent, but then increased it by

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A factory cut its labor force by 16 percent, but then increased it by 25 percent of the new amount. What was the net percent change in the size of the workforce?

A. a 5% Decrease
B. no net change
C. a 5% Increase
D. a 9% Increase
E. a 10% Increase

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Successive percentage change = -16+25-16*25/100 = 9-4 = 5% increase.

C is the answer.
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Successive percentages.

A+B+(AB/100) is the final percentage change, so answer should be C.
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