Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 4 - Proportions, Percents, and Solving Inequalities - 4.2 - Percents and Problem Solving - Problem Set 4.2 - Page 157: 67


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A percent increase of a 100% means that the original value doubled. Because the original value can increase by more than this, percent increase can be above 100%. However, nothing can ever lose more that all of its value (a 100% decrease), so percent decrease cannot exceed 100%.
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