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|Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question|
|A selection of answers to questions about percentage increase and decrease, such as "Why doesn't a decrease of 15%, followed by an increase of 15%, get you back to where you started?" and "If I increase an initial amount by P percent, by what percentage would I have to decrease it to get back to where I started?"|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8)|
|Resource Types:||Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)|
|Math Topics:||Fractions/Decimals/Percents, Problem-Solving|
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