# help on this math problem below? please tell me the steps.?

the doctor tells the patient to cut back on coffee. the patient usually has four 8-oz cups of coffee per day. If the doctor told him to cut back by 25%, how many ounces of coffee can the patient have each day? (enter whole number only) books answer is 24. i dont know how they got it. thanks

• Four 8 oz cups of coffee = 32 oz/day.

Multiply .25 times 32 oz = 8 oz. Subtract 8 oz from 32 oz = 24 oz.

• well 25% of 4 is 1. so he can have 4-1 cups per day which leaves him with 3.

and 3 multiplied with 8-oz is 24 oz ðŸ˜€

• well. think. four 8-oz. cups per day = 32 oz. per day.

find 25% of 32, which is 8. then, subtract 8 from 32 to get 24.

• four 8 oz. cups is 32oz. per day. A cut back of 25% means he can have 75% of 32 which is .75*32 which equals 24 oz.

• or, another approach:

he drinks 4 cups a day

cutting back by 25% (or a quarter) means he will skip one of those cups, andn drink 3 cups

3(8) = 24

• if he has 4 8oz cups then he has 32oz a day usually

25% is .25

.25 * 32 = 8

so he has to cut back 8 oz so

32 - 8 = 24