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Problems
 Of 150 people polled, 105 said they rode the city bus at least three times per week. How many people out of 100,000 could be expected to ride the city bus at least three times each week?
 55000
 70000
 72500
 75000
 Of 360 students polled, 150 participate in extracurricular activities. Approximately what percent of the students do NOT participate in extracurricular activities?
 0.32
 0.42
 0.52
 0.58
 Kate earns $26,000 a year. If she receives a 4.5% salary increase, how much will she earn?
 26450
 27170
 27260
 29200
 A sprinkler system installed in a home that is under construction will cost about 1.5% of the total building cost. The same system, installed after the home is built, is about 4% of the total building cost. How much would a homeowner save by installing a sprinkler system in a $150,000 home while the home is still under construction?
 600
 2250
 3750
 6000
 Out of 100 shoppers polled, 80 said they buy fresh fruit every week. How many shoppers out of 30,000 could be expected to buy fresh fruit every week?
 2400
 6000
 22000
 24000
 The novel that Lynn is reading contains 435 pages. So far, she has read 157 pages. Approximately what percent of the novel has she read?
 0.34
 0.36
 0.44
 0.64
 While planning for an event, 40% of the members of a committee attended a meeting. If there are a total of 75 members on the committee, how many of the members attended this meeting?
 25
 30
 35
 40
 A pump installed on a well can pump at a maximum rate of 100 gallons per minute. If the town requires 15,000 gallons of water in one day, how long would the pump have to continuously run at 75% of its maximum rate to meet the town's need?
 112.5 minutes
 150 minutes
 200 minutes
 300 minutes
 A company makes several items, including filing cabinets. Onethird of their business consists of filing cabinets, and 60% of their filing cabinets are sold to businesses. What percent of their total business consists of filing cabinets sold to businesses?
 0.2
 0.33
 0.4
 0.6
 A gram of fat contains nine calories. An 1,800 calorie diet allows no more than 20% calories from fat. How many grams of fat are allowed in that diet?
 40 grams
 90 grams
 200 grams
 360 grams
 Mr. Beard's temperature is 98° Fahrenheit. What is his temperature in degrees Celsius rounded to the nearest tenth?
 35.8° C
 36.7° C
 37.6° C
 31.1° C
 After having a meal at a restaurant, Jared is charged 9% of the cost of the meal in sales tax. In addition, he wants to leave 15% of the cost of the meal before tax as a tip for the server. If the meal costs $24.95 before tax and the tip, what is the total amount he needs to pay for the meal, tax, and tip?
 5.99
 28.69
 30.94
 47.41
 Of the 4,528 students at a college, 1,132 take a language class. What percentage of the students takes a language class?
 0.04
 0.2
 0.25
 0.4
Use the following pie chart to answer questions 14 and 15.
 What should be the percent label for food?
 0.12
 0.18
 0.28
 0.38
 If Harold's monthly income is $2,450, how much does he spend on rent each month?
 686
 735
 882
 931
 A shirt that regularly costs $34 is marked down 15%. What is the sale price of the shirt?
 19
 28.9
 29.5
 33.85

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