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Reverse Percentage

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Examples, videos, and solutions to help GCSE Maths students learn how to solve reverse percentage problems. How to find an original amount when given an amount that has had a percentage taken from or added to it?

The following diagram shows some examples using reverse percentage. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on using the reverse percentage.

Reverse Percentage

Percentages reverse percentage problems
Example:
A hat is £99.60 after 17% reduction. What is the original price of the hat?
Reverse Percentage Changes
Example:
A holiday costs £320 per person inclusive of a 10% tax. What is the pre-tax cost of the holiday?



Reverse Percentages (Edexcel GCSE Maths)
Some non-calculator examples of finding an original amount when given an amount that has had a percentage taken from or added to it.
How to do reverse percentage problems?

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