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# If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is

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Joined: 06 Sep 2013
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Kudos [?]: 759 [0], given: 355

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If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is [#permalink]

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If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is the new number, expressed in terms of y?

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1.28

Kudos [?]: 759 [0], given: 355

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Kudos [?]: 135540 [0], given: 12697

Re: If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is [#permalink]

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20 Sep 2013, 16:29
jlgdr wrote:
If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is the new number, expressed in terms of y?

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1.28

x = y*0.8*1.6 = 1.28y.
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Kudos [?]: 135540 [0], given: 12697

Re: If y is decreased by 20% and then increased by 60%, what is   [#permalink] 20 Sep 2013, 16:29
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