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# Ive been out of school too long... i need to figure out how to deduct the percentage out of something

if you want to figure out how much you'll have left after 2.5% is taken from something, how do you apply the percentage to the original figure? do you simply subtract 2.5% from the number? gah i feel stupid but i was always horrible at percentages & fractions...

Asked by tnm786 at 9:29 AM on Mar. 5, 2013 in Money & Work

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• Multiply the amount by .025 to find out what 2.5% is then subtract that amount from the original.

Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:31 AM on Mar. 5, 2013

• Ot just divide by 1.025

Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:32 AM on Mar. 5, 2013

• Either way works it just depends on which method you find is "easier".

Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:34 AM on Mar. 5, 2013

• Or you can subtract 1-0.025 = .975. Multiply that by your original figure.

Kristi, you can't divide by 1.025. That's the same as multiplying by .9756098. Too high.

Answer by anng.atlanta at 9:46 AM on Mar. 5, 2013