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What is 10m reduced by 5m? What is 40% reduced by 20%?

Note by Selena Miller
3 years, 6 months ago

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10 reduced by 5 is $$10-5=5$$

Let's say you want to reduce 40% of L by 20% of it , $\frac{40L}{100}-\dfrac{20L}{100} = \frac{20L}{100}$

Btw , I am guessing you didn't actually mean asking these questions , did you ? So please refrain from asking such questions .

- 3 years, 6 months ago

Sorry it was worded in a lame manner Consider that the chance of a person watching a particular arbitrary show is 40%.Now that chance is reduced by 20% because of some reason. See it could be as you said become 40% - 20% = 20%. (or) 40 - 40*(20)/(100)= 32% Hence it is ambiguous right. Do you agree wid me

- 3 years, 6 months ago

You see what I had posted was : reducing 40% of L by 20% of L .

Let 40% of L be x . Now what you are asking is x reduced by 20% of x . Which gives :

$x - x \frac{20}{100} = x \frac{4}{5} = \frac{4}{5} \cdot \frac{40}{100} L = \frac{8}{25} L$

So I guess we were talking about two entirely diff. things . But yeah , if the sentence is not read properly , it could certainly lead to errors !

Do you mind if I ask you why did you post this note ? Did you look up some Survey or something of the sort ?

- 3 years, 6 months ago