# After washing, the width of the bedspread has decreased by 0.5% and its length by 1%.

December 29, 2020 | education

| **After washing, the width of the bedspread has decreased by 0.5% and its length by 1%. By what percentage the area of the bedspread has decreased.**

Originally, the length was 1 piece and the width was 1 piece. Accordingly, the area of the bedspread was also equal to the 1st part.

1) 1 * 1 = 1

2) 1 – 0.5% / 100% = 1 – 0.005 = 0.995 (part) of the original became equal to the width after washing.

3) 1 – 1% / 100% = 1 – 0.01 = 0.99 (part) of the original became equal to the length after washing.

4) 0.995 * 0.99 = 0.98505 (part) of the original became equal to the area of the bedspread after washing.

5) (1 – 0.98505) * 100% = 0.01495 * 100% = 1.495 (%) the area of the cover has decreased.

Answer: 1.495%.

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