**Finding Percent Decrease Worksheet :**

Worksheet given in this section will be much useful for the students who would like to practice solving problems on percent decrease.

**Problem 1 : **

What is the percent decrease from 80 to 64 ?

**Problem 2 : **

Today, the price of a new cell phone is $129. In 2000, the price of a similar cell phone was $240. What is the percent of decrease in the price of a cell phone from 2000 to today ?

**Problem 3 : **

John bought a car for $12,000 in 2010 and sold it for $7200 in 2018. Find the percentage of depreciation.

**Problem 4 : **

In last academic year, there were 20 boys and 15 girls. In this academic year, 4 boys and some girls went to the other school. In this academic year, if the strength of the class is 25, then find the percentage decrease in number of girls.

**Problem 5 : **

Alex sells two products A and B. The cost price of A is $50 and the cost price of B is $70. If A and B are sold at a loss of 10% and 5% respectively, then find the loss percentage in all (Round your answer to the nearest hundredths).

**Problem 1 : **

What is the percent decrease from 80 to 64 ?

**Solution :**

**Step 1 :**

Find the amount of change.

Amount of change = Greater value - Lesser value

= 80 - 64

= 16

**Step 2 : **

Percentage change is

= (Amount of change / Original amount) 100 %

= (16 / 80) ⋅ 100%

= 0.2 ⋅ 100 %

= 20 %

So, the percent decrease from 80 to 64 is 20.

**Problem 2 : **

Today, the price of a new cell phone is $129. In 2000, the price of a similar cell phone was $240. What is the percent of decrease in the price of a cell phone from 2000 to today ?

**Solution :**

**Step 1 :**

Find the amount of change.

Amount of change = Greater value - Lesser value

= 240 - 129

= 111

**Step 2 : **

Percentage change is

= (Amount of change / Original amount) 100 %

= (111 / 240) ⋅ 100%

= 46.25%

So, the percent of decrease in the price of a cell phone from 2000 to today is 46.25.

**Problem 3 : **

John bought a car for $12,000 in 2010 and sold it for $7200 in 2018. Find the percentage of depreciation.

**Solution :**

Amount of depreciation :

= 12000 - 7200

= $4,800

Percentage of depreciation :

= (4800 / 12000) ⋅ 100 %

= 0.4 ⋅ 100%

= 40%

So, the percentage of depreciation is 40.

**Problem 4 : **

In last academic year, there were 20 boys and 15 girls. In this academic year, 4 boys and some girls went to the other school. In this academic year, if the strength of the class is 25, then find the percentage decrease in number of girls.

**Solution :**

Details of students strength in the last academic year :

No. of boys = 20

No. of girls = 15

Total = 35

Details of students strength in this academic year :

No. of boys = 20 - 4 = 16

Total = 25

No. of girls = 25 - 16 = 9

No. of girls went to the other school :

= No. of girls in last year - No. of girls in this year

= 15 - 9

= 6

Percentage decrease in the number of girls is

= (6 / 15) ⋅ 100 %

= (2 / 5) ⋅ 100%

= 40%

So, the percentage decrease in the number of girls in this academic year is 40.

**Problem 5 : **

Alex sells two products A and B. The cost price of A is $50 and the cost price of B is $70. If A and B are sold at a loss of 10% and 5% respectively, then find the loss percentage in all (Round your answer to the nearest hundredths).

**Solution :**

**Given :** A is sold at a loss of 10%.

Then, the loss on selling the product A is

= 0.1 ⋅ 50

= $5

**Given :** B is sold at a loss of 5%.

Then, the loss on selling the product B is

= 0.05 ⋅ 70

= $3.5

Therefore, the total loss is

= 5 + 3.5

= $8.5

The total cost of the products A and B is

= 50 + 70

= 120

The loss percentage in all is

= (8.5 / 120) ⋅ 100%

≈ 7.08%

On selling the products A and B, the loss percentage in all is about 7.08.

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