## anonymous one year ago A handbag originally cost $85.00. Now it is priced at$68.00. What is the percent of decrease? __ %

1. anonymous

@Nixy

2. MrNood

first work out the decrease in $i.e. original price - new price post the value here... 3. MrNood @They_Call_Me_Narii post the difference in price here I can then help you work out the % change 4. anonymous 85.00-68.00=17.00 5. anonymous Yes, first work out the decrease and we do that by subtracting the the new prices from the original.$85.00 - \$68.00 = After getting the difference from above you need to divide the decrease by the original cost and multiply by 100 So we have $$\huge \frac{(85.00 - 68.00)}{85.00} \times 100 = ?$$

6. MrNood

ok so to work out the percentage you need this formula; change in price *100 ____________________ Original price (that is "divided by")

7. anonymous

Also, it will look like this too $$\huge \frac{17}{85.00} \times 100 = ?$$

8. anonymous

$\frac{ 1700 }{ 8500 }$