Your payment went down because I can't pay you all and I don't have enough money.
Lilly goes home to see how much her payment decrease
Lilly's usual payment was $25.15. Her boss took 17% percent of her payment. Lilly was upset that her payment went 17% down.
Lilly does the math
Lilly's boss told her why her payment went down. But she was still upset because now she only has a little bit of money.
She is mad
When Lilly got home she saw how much her payment decreased. She was very upset that her payment decreased.
Lilly was unhappy
Her paycheck was $25.15 and when she multiplied that by 0.17. She realized...
She lost $4.27 in her payment!
After finding the difference between her paycheck and subtracting by $4.28. She realized her paycheck was only $20.87. She figured this out by multiplying $25.15 x .17 (17%) which told her how much money she lost.