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1. ## price goes up x times y%. How many times must it go down y% to be equal to the...

A price goes up x times y%. How many times must it go down y% to be equal to the base price?

2. Originally Posted by economystcripto
A price goes up x times y%. How many times must it go down y% to be equal to the base price?

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3. Originally Posted by economystcripto
A price goes up x times y%. How many times must it go down y% to be equal to the base price?
Try a numerical example. If the base price of 80 goes up by 20%, what's the new price? If then the price goes back down to 80 from the new price, what is the percentage change?

If that does not give you a general formula, try some other numeric examples. If nothing clicks, show us your examples.

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