The author of a book was told that he would have to cut the number of pages by 13% for the book to sell at a popular price and still make profit. If these cuts were made what percent of the...

The author of a book was told that he would have to cut the number of pages by 13% for the book to sell at a popular price and still make profit. If these cuts were made what percent of the original number of pages was the final version?

Asked on by adrienna09

5 Answers | Add Yours

baxthum8's profile pic

baxthum8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted on

If this book begins as 100% and he is asked to cut 13%, we need to subtract 100% - 13%.  This is the amount that remains.

`100% - 13% = 87%` .

`87%` of  the original number of pages are in the final version. 

If the book began with "x" pages, then the book after the cut would have 87% of x pages remaining, or `.87x`

aszerdi's profile pic

aszerdi | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted on

If the author cuts 13% of his book, then 87% of the original pages will remain.

For example, if the book originally has 100 pages, a 13% cut would be equivalent to 13 pages (100 * .13 = 13).

100 pages minus 13 pages is 87 pages. In order to find the  percentage, the remaining number of pages is divided by the initial number of pages. The quotient is then multiplied by 100:

87/100= .87

.87 *100%= 87%

87% of the original pages will remain in the final version.

givingiswinning's profile pic

givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted on

100-13=87

87% of thr book.

nisarg's profile pic

nisarg | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted on

100% minus 13% equal 87%

so 87% of the original book would stay in the final version

We’ve answered 318,911 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question