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## 3puttssuck

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 Topic # 106061 17-Jul-2012 17:54 Maths was not my strong subject at school. Number 1; 1234 Number 2; 1056 How do you work out what percentage to take off number 1 to arrive at number 2 ? I'm look at how to do, not the answer, so I can use it on other numbers in the future. I googled this but a lot of what it threw at me was hurting my brain. lol. Thanks team.

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 Reply # 657139 17-Jul-2012 17:56 (number 1 - number 2) / number 1 * 100 Mauricio Freitas (Geekzone Admin, Devil's Advocate, my blog, technology disclosure)  Come talk travel on TravelTalk NZ.Geekzone Price comparison | Geekzone News | Jinglebugs | Legal Movie Services in New Zealand | Payoneer | MightyApe | AliExpress | Amazon |

## nickb800

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 Reply # 657141 17-Jul-2012 17:59 The equation is 1056 = (1-x) * 1234 (if i understand correctly) Rearrange: 1-x = 1056/1234 Rearrange: x = 1 - 1056/1234 To make into a percentage: y = 100*(1- 1056/1234) And y is the percentage to take off

## 3puttssuck

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 Reply # 657142 17-Jul-2012 18:00 Awesome, thanks heaps Freitasm

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