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A teacher took a container filled with 16 liters of water to a school picnic. After several students had taken water from the container, the container had 14 liters of water left. What was the percent decrease in the amount of water in the container?

A) 6.25%

B) 8%

C) 12.5%

D) 14.3%

E) 87.5%

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Percentage = Difference / Starting
= (16 - 14) /16
= 1/8
= 12.5%

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Given:
    • A teacher took a container filled with 16 liters of water to a school picnic
    • After several students had taken water from the container, the container had 14 liters of water left

To find:
    • The percent decrease in the amount of water in the container

Approach and Working:
Initially the water amount was 16 liters and finally it became 14 liters
    • Decrease in the amount of water = (16 – 14) liters = 2 liters
    • Therefore, percent decrease = \(\frac{2}{16} * 100\) = 12.5%

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

Answer: C
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