# SOLUTION: I have not used this stuff in over 30 years, but I need to calculate x for: x - y% = z, where z=100 and y% = 8.8% or .088. I know it is simple, but this old brain cannot seem to r

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 Question 144310: I have not used this stuff in over 30 years, but I need to calculate x for: x - y% = z, where z=100 and y% = 8.8% or .088. I know it is simple, but this old brain cannot seem to recall it.Answer by hawkeye4077(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x=100.088 Just add .088 to both sides to get x=100.088