# SOLUTION: This is more of a word problem. When a number is decreased by 25% of itself, the result is 216. What is the number? Thanks

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 Question 314876: This is more of a word problem. When a number is decreased by 25% of itself, the result is 216. What is the number? ThanksAnswer by CharlesG2(828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is more of a word problem. When a number is decreased by 25% of itself, the result is 216. What is the number? (1 - 0.25)x = 216 (25% is 0.25, you are taking 100% - 25% times the number) x - 0.25x = 216 0.75x = 216 x = 288