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Percentages Practice Problems Set 3

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Problems

  1. 25% of what number is 18?
    1. 8
    2. 36
    3. 54
    4. 72
  2. Which of the following phrases means "percent"?
    1. per part
    2. per 100 parts
    3. per fraction
    4. per decimal
  3. Which of the following terms is best described as "a comparison of two numbers"?
    1. variable
    2. coefficient
    3. ratio
    4. radical
  4. Which of the following is equal to 0.34?
    1. 34
  5. Which operation does the fraction bar in a fraction represent?
    1. addition
    2. subtraction
    3. multiplication
    4. division
  6. What percent of 50 is 12?
    1. 0.04
    2. 0.14
    3. 0.24
    4. 0.004
  7. 21.12 is 12% of what number?
    1. 176
    2. 2.5344
    3. 253.44
    4. 12
  8. Change to a percent.
    1. 0.05
    2. 0.25
    3. 0.2
    4. 1
  9. 0.8 =
    1. 0.08
    2. 0.008
    3. 0.8
    4. 8
  10. × 100% =
    1. 0.25
    2. 0.0025
    3. 0.02
    4. 0.025
  11. Membership dues at Arnold's Gym are $53 per month this year, but were $50 per month last year. What was the percentage increase in the gym's prices?
    1. 0.055
    2. 0.06
    3. 0.065
    4. 0.07
  12. Lucille spent 12% of her weekly earnings on DVDs and deposited the rest into her savings account. If she spent $42 on DVDs, how much did she deposit into her savings account?
    1. 42
    2. 308
    3. 318
    4. 350
  13. Yetta just got a raise of %. Her original salary was $30,600. How much does she make now?
    1. 30594.5
    2. 31594.5
    3. 32094.5
    4. 32940.5

Use the following passage to answer question 14.

Basic cable television service, which includes 16 channels, costs $15 a month. The initial labor fee to install the service is $25. A $65 deposit is required but will be refunded within two years if the customer's bills are paid in full. Other cable services may be added to the basic service: The movie channels are $9.40 a month; the news channels are $7.50 a month; the arts channels are $5.00 a month; and the sports channels are $4.80 a month.

  1. A customer's cable television bill totaled $20 per month. Using the previous passage, what portion of the bill was for basic cable service?
    1. 0.25
    2. 0.33
    3. 0.5
    4. 0.75
  2. Gloria has finished reading 30% of a 340-page novel. How many pages has she read?
    1. 102
    2. 103
    3. 105
    4. 113
  3. Ten students from the 250-student senior class at Jefferson High School have received full college scholarships. What percentage of the senior class received full college scholarships?
    1. 0.02
    2. 0.04
    3. 0.1
    4. 0.25
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