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Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

After a year's training, Minnie increased her average speed in the London Marathon by $25\%$.

By what percentage did her time decrease?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.  
This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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