Posted by **micheal** on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 8:38pm.

well i think you multiply 4 by 125 but i don't know and its not one of my options i have

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 8:45pm
Here's your original problem:

125 pounds decreased by 4%

You need to convert the percent to a decimal. Move the decimal point two places to the left. 4% = 0.04

Multiply 125 by 0.04

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 8:48pm
Subtract your answer from 125.

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