(1 - 77%) × 12,000 = ? Percentage decrease change: Decrement the number 12,000 by 77% (percent) of its value and Calculate the actual change (the absolute difference)

Decrease the number 12,000 by 77% of its value

A brief introduction. Definitions and formulas

Percent, p%

'Percent (%)' means 'out of one hundred':


77% = 77 'out of one hundred',


p% is read p 'percent',


p% = p/100 = p ÷ 100


77% = 77/100 = 77 ÷ 100 = 0.77


100% = 100/100 = 100 ÷ 100 = 1


How to decrease the number 12,000
by 77% of its value?

The value of the percentage decrease = 77% × 12,000


The new value = 12,000 - The value of the percentage decrease


Detailed calculations and the calculation proof

1. Calculate the new value of the number...
... decreased by percentage of its initial value

The new value =


12,000 - The value of the percentage decrease =


12,000 - (77% × 12,000) =


12,000 - 77% × 12,000 =


(1 - 77%) × 12,000 =


(100% - 77%) × 12,000 =


23% × 12,000 =


23 ÷ 100 × 12,000 =


23 × 12,000 ÷ 100 =


276,000 ÷ 100 =


2,760


2. Calculate the actual change (the absolute difference)...
... between the new value and the initial one

The actual change =


The new value - 12,000 =


2,760 - 12,000 =


- 9,240


Proof of calculation

We will prove below that the calculations are correct:

Calculate the value of the percentage decrease and see if we get as a result the actual change (the absolute difference) between the new value and the initial one.


For positive numbers, the actual change = - 1 × The value of the percentage decrease

Calculate the value of the percentage decrease:

The value of the percentage decrease =


77% × 12,000 =


77 ÷ 100 × 12,000 =


77 × 12,000 ÷ 100 =


924,000 ÷ 100 =


9,240

The value of the percentage decrease = - 1 × The actual change =>


In conclusion, the calculations are correct.


The answer:

12,000 decreased by 77% of its value = 2,760
The actual change:
2,760 - 12,000 = - 9,240

The symbols used: % percent, ÷ division, × multiplication, = the equal sign, / the fraction bar, ≈ approximately the same. Writing numbers: comma ',' - as a thousands separator, point '.' as a decimal mark.

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