(1 - 20%) × 34 = ? Number 34 decreased by 20% (20 percent) of its value (percentage decrease) and calculated absolute change (actual difference)

Decrease 34 by 20% of its value

Detailed calculations & verification

Introduction. Percent, p%

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


p% = p 'out of one hundred',


p% is read p 'percent',


p% = p/100 = p ÷ 100.


20% = 20/100 = 20 ÷ 100 = 0.2.


100% = 100/100 = 100 ÷ 100 = 1.


Decrease number by 20% of its value.

Percentage decrease = 20% × 34


New value = 34 - Percentage decrease


Calculate the New Value

New value =


34 - Percentage decrease =


34 - (20% × 34) =


34 - 20% × 34 =


(1 - 20%) × 34 =


(100% - 20%) × 34 =


80% × 34 =


80 ÷ 100 × 34 =


80 × 34 ÷ 100 =


2,720 ÷ 100 =


27.2


Calculate absolute change (actual difference)

Absolute change (actual difference) =


New value - 34 =


27.2 - 34 =


- 6.8


Proof.

Calculate percentage increase...

... And see if we get as a result
the absolute change (actual difference).

Percentage decrease =


20% × 34 =


20 ÷ 100 × 34 =


20 × 34 ÷ 100 =


680 ÷ 100 =


6.8


So we have proven that the calculations are correct.

For positive numbers


Absolute change (actual difference) =


- 1 × Percentage decrease


Answer:
34 decreased by 20% = 27.2
Absolute change (actual difference):
27.2 - 34 = - 6.8

Signs: % percent, ÷ divide, × multiply, = equal, ≈ approximately equal, / fraction bar;

Writing numbers: comma ',' as thousands separator; point '.' as a decimal mark;

More operations of this kind:

34 decreased by 19% = ?


34 decreased by 21% = ?


34 decreased by 1% = ?

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Decrease numbers by percentages of their values and calculate the absolute percentage change (difference)

How to calculate the new value of a number by decreasing it by percentage of its value and the absolute percentage change (difference)

  • Percentage decreased number = Initial value - Absolute percentage change (difference)
  • Absolute percentage change (difference) = Percentage decrease % × Initial value
  • Percentage decreased number = Initial value - Percentage decrease % × Initial value = (1 - Percentage decrease %) × Initial value
  • In conclusion:

    Percentage decreased number = (1 - Percentage decrease %) × Initial value

    Initial value = Percentage decreased number / (1 - Percentage decrease %)

    Absolute percentage change (difference) = Percentage decrease % × Initial value = New value - Initial value

Examples of calculations on how to decrease a number by percentage of its value and calculate the absolute percentage change:

  • If Percentage decrease % = 20%, (1 - Percentage decrease %) = 1 - 20% = 100/100 - 20/100 = 80/100 = 0.8 => Percentage decreased number = 0.8 × Initial value, and Initial value = Percentage decreased number / 0.8; Absolute percentage change (difference) = New value - Initial value;
  • If Percentage decrease % = 5%, (1 - Percentage decrease %) = 1 - 5% = 100/100 - 5/100 = 95/100 = 0.95 => Percentage decreased number = 0.95 × Initial value, and Initial value = Percentage decreased number / 0.95; Absolute percentage change (difference) = New value - Initial value;
  • If Percentage decrease % = 120%, (1 - Percentage decrease %) = 1 - 120% = 100/100 - 120/100 = -20/100 = -0.2 => Percentage decreased number = -0.2 × Initial value, and Initial value = Percentage decreased number / -0.2; Absolute percentage change (difference) = New value - Initial value;
  • If Percentage decrease % = -30%, (1 - Percentage decrease %) = 1 - (-30%) = 1 + 30% = 100/100 + 30/100 = 130/100 = 1.3 => Percentage decreased number = 1.3 × Initial value, and Initial value = Percentage decreased number / 1.3; this is in fact a percentage increase of the initial number; Absolute percentage change (difference) = New value - Initial value.