# How do you find the percent of increase or decrease given y to 3/8 y?

Sep 29, 2016

It is a decrease of 62.5%

#### Explanation:

To go from $1 y$ to $\frac{3}{8} y \text{ }$means a decrease by $\frac{5}{8} y$

$1 y - \frac{5}{8} y = \frac{3}{8} y$

To write $\frac{5}{8}$ as a percent:

5/8 xx 100% = 62.5%