|Class 8 Maths Comparing Quantities||Finding the Increase and Decrease Percent|
Finding the Increase and Decrease Percent
A percentage increase in price would imply finding the actual increase followed by its addition from the
Similarly, a percentage decrease in price would imply finding the actual decrease followed by its subtraction from the original price.
Problem: On Sunday 845 people went to the Zoo. On Monday only 169 people went. What is the percent decrease in the people visiting the Zoo on Monday?
On Sunday, people went to the Zoo = 845
On Monday, people went to the Zoo = 169
Number of decrease in the people = 845 – 169 = 676
Decrease percent = 676/845 * 100 = 80%
Hence decrease in the people visiting the Zoo is 80%