What number decreased by 33.3% of itself is 54?

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

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Let X represent the number to be found. As the result of decreasing X by 33.3% is 54

`X - 0.333*X = 54`

`~~ (2/3)*X = 54`

`~~ X = 81`

The number 81 when decreased by 33.3% gives 54

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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letnumber be x,by given condition

x-33.3% of x=54

x-(333/1000)x=54

(1000x-333x)=54*1000

667x=54000

x=80.96(aprox)

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