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# How do you decrease by a percent?

Updated: 9/17/2023

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A - A x 1 / 100 = X

where 'A' is the number and 'X' is the result of decreasing by 1% from A.

Example: To decrease 1% from 20 you would calculate as

20 - 20 x 1 / 100 = 19.8

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