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# Algebra help #2. Please hurry…?

If the price of a gallon of milk decreases from $2.89 to $2.39, what is the percent decrease in the price, to the nearest percent?

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17%. you subtract 2.39 from 2.89 to get .5

then, you divide .5/2.89 to get .173

you move the decimal 2 places to the right to get 17.3% and round to 17%

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Subtract 2.39 from 2.89 and you get .50. Divide ,50 by 2.89 and multiply this answer by 100. This will give you the answer=18%

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A few days ago

The best answer is 17.3%.

How did I get it?

You multiply 2.39 by 100 and then you divide the answer by 2.89. You will obtain a certain answer, you subtract this answer from 100 , and then you will obtain 17.3, which is the correct percentage.

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17 %

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60%

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17.5%

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