# What number do we get if we decrease 208 by 35%?

You end up with 135.20

#### Explanation:

We can do this a couple of different ways.

One way is to multiply 208 by 35%, subtract that result from 208, and see what we end up with:

208xx35%=208xx0.35=72.80

$208 - 72.8 = 135.20$

We can also work the problem by seeing what's left after we're done decreasing.

Think of this question this way - if we decrease a number, say 100, by a percentage, say 35%, what percentage will be left?

We can work this out by taking 100 things and decreasing it by 35% - 35% of 100 is 35 things - and so we take away 35 things and are left with 65 things, which is 65% of 100.

So we can say that when we decrease by 35%, we are left with 100%-35%=65%.

To decrease 208 by 35%, we can multiply by 65% to see what will be left:

208xx65%=208xx0.65=135.20