SAT Math : How to find the percent of decrease

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Example Question #91 : Percentage

In his most recent film, it was estimated that Joaquin Phoenix was paid  of the  budget.  In his next roll, he is expected to make  less.  How much money should Joaquin expect to make for his next film?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:


First, we find how much Mr. Phoenix made in his most recent movie

Then, we decrease this by fifteen percent according the to the formula:

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