# What is 10 percent off 69.99 pounds?

62.99 pounds.

It is: 69.99-6.999 = 62.991 pounds

### What is 58 pounds decreased by 10 percent?

"10 percent" means 0.1 . 10% of 58 pounds is (0.1 x 58) = 5.8 pounds. Take that much away from the original 58 pounds: (58 pounds) - (5.8 pounds) = 52.2 pounds =================================== The other way to do it: If you decrease something by 10% , you have 90% of it left. 90% means 0.9 . 0.9 x 58 pounds = 52.2 pounds