# Sugar free gum contains 40% less calories than regular gum. if a piece of regular gum contains 40 calories, how many calories does a piece of sugar free gum contain?

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Oct 7, 2015

Sugar-free contains

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So sugar-free gum contains

Oct 7, 2015

24 calories

#### Explanation:

According to the given, sugar-free gum has 40% less calories than regular gum. We can take this to mean that sugar free gum has 60% of the calories of regular gum.

To find out the answer to the problem, all we have to do is multiply the number of calories of regular gum by 60% or 0.60.