# Answer to Question #13188 in Algebra for peter sassano

Question #13188

Sarah has some stocks invested in the market. Last year it was worth$24,638. This year the stocks are worth $13,874. Is this an increase or a decrease? Write an equation to solve how to change the percentage change, rounded to the nearest tenth.

Expert's answer

C = 13874

C0 = 24638

C - C0 = 13874 - 24638 = -10764 < 0, so this is a

decrease.

For the percentage change P:

C = C0 * (100 + P) / 100

P = 100

* C / C0 - 100

P = -43.7%

C0 = 24638

C - C0 = 13874 - 24638 = -10764 < 0, so this is a

decrease.

For the percentage change P:

C = C0 * (100 + P) / 100

P = 100

* C / C0 - 100

P = -43.7%

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