Q: When a number is decreased by 20 percent of itself the result is 16 what is the number?

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When 180 is decreased by 40% the result is 108.

When 40 is decreased by 30% the result is 28.

40

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Let the number be x and so if x-20 = 32 then x = 52

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When 25 is decreased by 20% the result 20.

When 180 is decreased by 40% the result is 108.

When 40 is decreased by 30% the result is 28.

40

120

176

60.8

It can be.

190

Let the number be x and so if x-20 = 32 then x = 52

When 20% of 60 is taken away from it, you get 48.

128 = N - 0.20N; 128 = .80N; N = 160