# The stock market lost an average of 12.6 points per month for 3.5 consecutive months before it started to recover. What was the total change in points over this time period?

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Mar 19, 2017

The total change over

#### Explanation:

The change is a reduction so this is demonstrated by using a negative value.

Consider the units of measurement.

points per months

So points per month

So we have