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- Percentage: If you understand this, you're awesome! > Percentage Exercise 8 - Percentage increase/decrease by > 2
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Ricky and James cycle to a nearby Town.

Initially, the ratio of the speed of Ricky to James was in the ratio of 5:8.

After a while, Ricky increased his speed by 40%.

James decreases his speed such that he had the same speed as Ricky in the end.

Find James' percentage decrease in speed.

*Notes to students:*

*Round your answer off to 2 decimal places*

The correct answer is :

**12.5**