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    a dog owner has insurance for vet fees, last year he paid £90 per year for his dog, this year he gets a 15% reduction, how much does he pay this year for insurance
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    a dog owner has insurance for vet fees, last year he paid £90 per year for his dog, this year he gets a 15% reduction, how much does he pay this year for insurance
    Hint: think of £90 as 100%
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Hint: think of £90 as 100%
    if you know the answer can you tell me how to work it out as i have no clue
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    if you know the answer can you tell me how to work it out as i have no clue
    £76.50?
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    (Original post by surina16)
    £76.50?
    how did you get that answer
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    if you know the answer can you tell me how to work it out as i have no clue
    100-15 = 85.

    What's 85% of 90?
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    100-15 = 85.

    What's 85% of 90?
    again i need a step by step analysis of how you got to that answer
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    a dog owner has insurance for vet fees, last year he paid £90 per year for his dog, this year he gets a 15% reduction, how much does he pay this year for insurance
    a reduction means that the multiplier is 1(100%) - 0.15(15%)= 0.85 (85% of original price paid or 15% off.)

    0.85x90= £76.50
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    a reduction means that the multiplier is 1(100%) - 0.15(15%)= 0.85 (85% of original price paid or 15% off.)

    0.85x90= £76.50
    thank you
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    how did you get that answer
    The original price is £90, which is 100% of the price since there is no discount.
    If there is a reduction of 15%, then you will only be paying 85% of the original since 100-15=85.
    85% of £90 = 0.85*90= 76.50

    So the price is £76.50
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    thank you
    and if a increase instead of the subtraction you would add
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    (Original post by scarlettc25)
    and if a increase instead of the subtraction you would add
    yes so if it was a reverse and the price was increased by 30% then your multiplier would be 1.3
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    In a nutshell,To find 15% of 90 which is the actual price =15 0f 90 and your answer will be 13.5.Now to find the answer to your question,subtract 13.5 from 90=13.5 =76.5 .Meaning he will pay £76.50 on his insurance for the dog
 
 
 
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