Notice that we don't need to know anything about the 2006 sales figures here.
All we need to know is that from 2007 to 2008, the sales DECREASED 8%
So, let's PLUG IN some nice values for 2007 and 2008 that meet this condition.
How about:
In 2007, total sales =
$100 In 2008, total sales =
$92As you can see, these figures show an 8% decrease from 2007 to 2008
Question: The dollar amount of sales for
2007 was what percent of the dollar amount of sales for
2008?
In other words,
$100 is what percent of
$92?
In other words, express
100/
92 as a percent.
Well,
100/
92 = 1.08695...
This equals 108.7% (rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent)
Answer:
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Brent
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