# The price of an item yesterday was $65. Today, the price fell to$26. How do you find the percentage decrease?

Nov 23, 2017

The percentage decrease is 60%.

#### Explanation:

The original price, which is 100%, is $65. This is reduced to $26 (x%; which is what we are finding).

So, you subtract:

$65-$26=$39 Now we do the cross-multiplying; 100%=$65

x % =$39 You get $x = 60\$