# SOLUTION: The quantities S and T are positive and are related by the equation S=k/T, where k is a constant. If the value of S increases by 50 percent, then the value of T decreases by what p

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 510688: The quantities S and T are positive and are related by the equation S=k/T, where k is a constant. If the value of S increases by 50 percent, then the value of T decreases by what percent? I figured 50% but the correct answer is 33 1/3%. I cannot figure out how.Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Solve for . Increase S by 50% to get so now you have: Simplify the right side. = so... has decreased by or %