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8-9.

Mighty Max started the wrestling season weighing $135$ pounds. By the time the season ended, he weighed $128$ pounds. What was the percent decrease in his weight? That is, what was his decrease in weight as a percent of his starting weight?

Find the value of the decrease as a percent of the original weight.

Decrease: $135 − 128 = 7 \text{ pounds}$
$7 = \left(x\right)\left(135\right)$

$5\%$