# Ex.8.2 Q2 Comparing Quantities Solutions - NCERT Maths Class 8

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## Question

On Sunday $$845$$ people went to the zoo. On Monday only $$169$$ people went. What is the per cent decrease in the people visiting the zoo on Monday?

Video Solution
Comparing Quantities
Ex 8.2 | Question 2

## Text Solution

What is known?

Number of people visited zoo on Sunday $$= 845$$

Number of people visited zoo on Monday $$= 169$$

What is unknown?

Percent decrease in the people visiting zoo on Monday

Reasoning:

Finding the decrease in number of people and calculating it for $$100$$, will get us the percentage decrease.

Steps:

Decrease in the number of people $$= 845-169 = 676$$

Percentage decrease in the number of people

\begin{align}&= \frac{{{676}}}{{{845}}}{ \times 100}\\ &= 4 \times 20\\ &= 80\% \end{align}

Percentage decrease in the people visiting zoo on Monday $$= 80\%$$

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