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Percentages Practice Problems Set 5

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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1. Of the 1,200 videos available for rent at a certain video store, 420 are comedies. What percent of the videos are comedies?
1. 0.3
2. 0.32
3. 0.35
2. Toby, a golden retriever, gained 5.1 pounds this month. If Toby now weighs 65.1 pounds, what is the percent increase in Toby's weight?
1. 0.059
2. 0.06
3. 0.085
4. 0.091
3. Glenda bought a sofa-sleeper at a 10%-off sale and paid the sale price of \$575.00.What was the price, rounded to the nearest cent, of the sofa-sleeper before the sale?
1. 585
2. 587.56
3. 633.89
4. 638.89
4. Nathan saves % of his weekly salary. If Nathan earns \$380 per week, how much does he save each week?
1. 19.95
2. 20.52
3. 21.95
4. 25.2
5. Erin has completed 70% of her homework. If she has been doing homework for 42 minutes, how many more minutes does she have left to work?
1. 15 minutes
2. 18 minutes
3. 20.5 minutes
4. 28 minutes
6. Terrill cuts a piece of rope into three pieces. One piece is eight feet long, one piece is seven feet long, and one piece is five feet long. The shortest piece of rope is what percent of the original length before the rope was cut?
1. 0.04
2. 0.185
3. 0.2
4. 0.25
7. Pam's monthly food budget is equal to 40% of her monthly house payment. If her food budget is \$200 a month, how much is her house payment each month?
1. 340
2. 400
3. 500
4. 540
8. If container A holds eight gallons of water, and container B holds 12% more than container A, how many gallons of water does container B hold?
1. 8.12 gallons
2. 8.48 gallons
3. 8.96 gallons
4. 9.00 gallons
9. Thirty-five cents is what percent of \$1.40?
1. 0.25
2. 0.4
3. 0.45
4. 1.05
10. The White-Bright Toothbrush Company hired 30 new employees. This hiring increased the company's total workforce by 5%. How many employees now work at White-Bright?
1. 530
2. 600
3. 605
4. 630
11. Matthew had 200 baseball cards. He sold 5% of the cards on Saturday and 10% of the remaining cards on Sunday. How many cards are left?
1. 170
2. 171
3. 175
4. 185
12. Kate spent 45% of the money that was in her wallet. If she spent \$9.50, how much money was in her wallet to begin with? Round to the nearest cent.
1. 4.28
2. 4.38
3. 14.49
4. 21.11
13. Steve earned a % pay raise. If his salary was \$27,400 before the raise, how much was his salary after the raise?
1. 27530.15
2. 28601.5
3. 28701.5
4. 29610.5
14. The temperature in Sun Village reached 100° or more about 15% percent of the past year. About how many days did the temperature in Sun Village climb to 100° or higher? (one year = 365 days) Round your answer.
1. 45
2. 54
3. 55
4. 67
15. A certain radio station plays classical music during 20% of its airtime. If the station is on the air 24 hours a day, how many hours each day is the station NOT playing classical music?
1. 8.0 hours
2. 15.6 hours
3. 18.2 hours
4. 19.2 hours
16. In order to pass a certain exam, candidates must answer 70% of the test questions correctly. If there are 70 questions on the exam, how many questions must be answered correctly in order to pass?
1. 49
2. 52
3. 56
4. 60

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