A stock investment went up $25\%$ in 2006. Starting at this increased value, what percent would it have to go down in 2007 to be back to its original price at the beginning of 2006?
Say 'x' is the value before it goes up
it goes up 25 % then it equals 1.25 x
then it goes down to the original value of x
1.25 x - (%1.25 x) = x divide through by x
1.25 - %1.25 = 1
1 - % = 1 / 1.25
% = .2 20 percent