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# What is the multiplier in a percentage question?

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Jane M
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Effectively the percentage as a decimal so 25% becomes a multiplier of 0.25 and 83% becomes 0.83. Be careful though is talking about using multipliers to calculate increases and decreases because the method for working out the multiplier will be 100% plus or minus the Percentage change e.g. calculating the amount after an increase of 25% will require a multiplier of 1.25.

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