# Attendance at the homecoming game decreased from 5760 fans last year to 4320 fans this year. How do you find the percent of decrease?

The number of fans decreased by 25% since last year.
The number of fans decreased from $5760$ to $4320$ over one year.
That makes a difference of $5760 - 4320 = 1440$ between this year and last year.
Compare this difference with the original number of fans and you will obtain the following ratio: $\frac{1440}{5760} = \frac{1}{4}$
Multiply this ratio by 100 and you obtain the percentage of decrease: $\frac{1}{4} \cdot 100 = 25$