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1. Lets say im transferring £100,000 and the transfer service takes a 15% cut, how do i make it so i transfer an amount that after the cut equals to £100,000?

I tried 100,000 + 15% = 115,000 but 115,000 - 15% doesn't equal 100,000.
2. After transfer what percentage of the original amount are you left with? How could you have calculated the answer in a single step? THen, knowing that, how could you go back to your original answer?

After taking 15% away you are left with 85%. You can subtract 15% therefore by multiplying by 0.85.

To calculate the original amount from the transferred sum you would therefore do the opposite, and divide by 0.85. Take £100,000 as the transferred sum and use that to work out what you would need the original sum to be.
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4. (Original post by john pyle)
Lets say im transferring £100,000 and the transfer service takes a 15% cut, how do i make it so i transfer an amount that after the cut equals to £100,000?

I tried 100,000 + 15% = 115,000 but 115,000 - 15% doesn't equal 100,000.
Percentage increase or decrease.
You've taken 15% and then you have 100k left. So, 100k is 85% of the original value.
Do the inverse, and find the number that you multiply by 0.85 to give 100.

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