At the beginning of the year last year a math department budget was 15% of the total budget. This year it was 10% of the total budget. What percet did the math department budget decrease from last year?

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  1. (10%/15%)*100%=(10/15)*100%=

    66.67% - 100%=-33.33% or 33.33% Decrease

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    posted by Henry
  2. Another Approach:

    %Decrease = ((15%-10%)/15%)*100% =
    (5/15)*100% = 33.33%

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