# How do I set this up? New-home sales this year in a certain region of the country were 13​% fewer than last year. If the number of new homes sold this year was 5915 find the number of new homes sold last year.

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How do I set this up?

New-home sales this year in a certain region of the country were 13​% fewer than last year. If the number of new homes sold this year was 5915 find the number of new homes sold last year.

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Step 1

The sale of the new-home is reduced by 13% while comparing to the last year.

Then the percentage of last year’s sales is 100%.

The percentage of present year’s sales is 100% – 13% = 87%.

Thus, the given present year sale is only 87% which is 5915.

Step 2

First obtain 1% as follows.

Step 3

Now obtain the last year&rsqu...

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