(1 - 14.3%) × 40 = ? Percentage decrease change: Decrement the number 40 by 14.3% (percent) of its value and Calculate the actual change (the absolute difference)

Decrease the number 40 by 14.3% of its value

A brief introduction. Definitions and formulas

Percent, p%

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


14.3% = 14.3 'out of one hundred',


p% is read p 'percent',


p% = p/100 = p ÷ 100


14.3% = 14.3/100 = 14.3 ÷ 100 = 0.143


100% = 100/100 = 100 ÷ 100 = 1


How to decrease the number 40
by 14.3% of its value?

The value of the percentage decrease = 14.3% × 40


The new value = 40 - 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 =


40 - The value of the percentage decrease =


40 - (14.3% × 40) =


40 - 14.3% × 40 =


(1 - 14.3%) × 40 =


(100% - 14.3%) × 40 =


85.7% × 40 =


85.7 ÷ 100 × 40 =


85.7 × 40 ÷ 100 =


3,428 ÷ 100 =


34.28


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

The actual change =


The new value - 40 =


34.28 - 40 =


- 5.72


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 =


14.3% × 40 =


14.3 ÷ 100 × 40 =


14.3 × 40 ÷ 100 =


572 ÷ 100 =


5.72

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


In conclusion, the calculations are correct.


The answer:

40 decreased by 14.3% of its value = 34.28
The actual change:
34.28 - 40 = - 5.72

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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