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"10 percent" means 0.1 .

10% of 58 pounds is (0.1 x 58) = 5.8 pounds.

Take that much away from the original 58 pounds:

(58 pounds) - (5.8 pounds) = 52.2 pounds


The other way to do it:

If you decrease something by 10% , you have 90% of it left.

90% means 0.9 .

0.9 x 58 pounds = 52.2 pounds

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