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  • one year ago

If salary of A is greater than B by 50% then salary of B is how much % less than A?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Equations: A = 1.5B Solve for "B":: B = A/(1.5) = A/(3/2) = (2/3)A

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    B gets \[\frac{ 1 }{ 3 } \]

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    or 11% less than A

  4. dm91
    • one year ago
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    ayeshaafzal is right it would be 1/3 or 11% less than A

  5. Rhystic
    • one year ago
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    how did 1/3 = 11%?

  6. Rhystic
    • one year ago
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    The math is correct... the conversion of the answer (fraction) to (percentage) is wrong.....

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No it's not 11% but how did you got 1/3. The ans is (1/3)100=33.33%

  8. Rhystic
    • one year ago
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    So you have A which is 50% greater than B. Converting that to a number from percentage you get 1.50 (because its 50 % greater meaning 150% ... bring that to a decimal you shift to the left two decimal points yielding 1.50) so now you have 1.5B = A . You are solving for B. (1.5 is the same as 3/2) solving for B you get B = 2A/3 . You are looking for how much less than A is B. so 1/3 more of B would yield A or B is 1/3 of A less. converting 1/3 to a percentage yields 33.33333 %

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