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A teacher took a container filled with 16 liters of water to a school picnic. After several students had taken water from the container, the container had 14 liters of water left. What was the percent decrease in the amount of water in the container?

A) 6.25%

B) 8.00%

C) 12.50%

D) 14.30%

E) 87.50%
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Re: A teacher took a container filled with 16 liters of water to [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2017, 23:04
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We can use the formula for percent change:

Percent change = decrease ÷ original number × 100 → 2 L ÷ 16 L × 100 = 12.5%

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