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Percentages Practice Problems Set 4

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Problems

  1. Kirsten's dinner at a local restaurant cost $13.85. If she wants to leave the server a tip that equals 20% of the cost of her dinner, how much of a tip should she leave?
    1. 2
    2. 2.67
    3. 2.77
    4. 3.65
  2. This month, attendance at the baseball stadium was 150% of the attendance last month. If attendance this month was 280,000, what was the attendance last month, rounded to the nearest whole number?
    1. 140000
    2. 176670
    3. 186667
    4. 205556
  3. Edward purchased a house for $70,000. Five years later, he sold it for an 18% profit. What was his selling price?
    1. 82600
    2. 83600
    3. 85500
    4. 88000
  4. The price of gasoline drops from $1.00 per gallon to $0.95 per gallon. What is the percent of decrease?
    1. 0.02
    2. 0.03
    3. 0.04
    4. 0.05
  5. A certain power company gives a % discount if a customer pays the bill at least 10 days before the due date. If Inez pays her $48.50 bill 10 days early, how much money will she save, rounded to the nearest cent?
    1. 0.49
    2. 0.73
    3. 1.5
    4. 7.28
  6. Each year, on average, 24 of the 480 students at a certain high school are members of the science team. What percentage of students is on the science team?
    1. 0.0005
    2. 0.005
    3. 0.05
    4. 0.15
  7. Marty and Phyllis arrive late for a movie and miss 10% of it. The movie is 90 minutes long. How many minutes did they miss?
    1. 10 minutes
    2. 9 minutes
    3. 8 minutes
    4. 7 minutes
  8. Jeremy ate three ounces of a 16-ounce carton of ice cream. What percentage of the carton did he eat?
    1. 0.1875
    2. 0.1725
    3. 0.195
    4. 0.1675
  9. Wendy's pay is $423.00; 19% of that is subtracted for taxes. How much is her take-home pay?
    1. 404.44
    2. 355.46
    3. 342.63
    4. 455.45
  10. In the accounting department at a university, 60% of the students are women and 250 of the students are men. How many accounting students are there in all?
    1. 40
    2. 375
    3. 675
    4. 625
  11. A ticket to an evening movie at a theater costs $7.50. The cost of popcorn at the concession stand is equal to 80% of the cost of a ticket. How much does the popcorn cost?
    1. 5.5
    2. 6
    3. 6.5
    4. 7
  12. This week the stock market closed at 8,990 points. Last week it closed at 7,865 points. What was the percentage of increase this week, rounded to the nearest whole number percent?
    1. 0.14
    2. 0.15
    3. 0.85
    4. 0.86
  13. Veronique borrowed $10,000 from her uncle Kevin and agreed to pay him 4.5% interest, compounded yearly. How much interest did she owe the first year?
    1. 145
    2. 100
    3. 400
    4. 450
  14. Rookie police officers have to buy duty shoes at the full price of $84.50, but officers who have served at least a year get a 15% discount. Officers who have served at least three years get an additional 10% off the discounted price. How much does an officer who has served at least three years have to pay for shoes?
    1. 63.78
    2. 64.65
    3. 71.83
    4. 72.05
  15. At the city park, 32% of the trees are oaks. If there are 400 trees in the park, how many trees are NOT oaks?
    1. 128
    2. 272
    3. 278
    4. 312
  16. The town of Centerville spends 15% of its annual budget on its public library. If Centerville spent $3,000 on its public library this year, what was its annual budget this year?
    1. 15000
    2. 20000
    3. 35000
    4. 45000
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