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Percentages Practice Problems Set 10

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

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Problems

  1. Hilga and Jerome leave from different points walking directly toward each other. Hilga walks 2 miles per hour, and Jerome walks 4 miles per hour. If they meet in 2 hours, how far apart were they?
    1. 9 miles
    2. 13 miles
    3. 16 miles
    4. 18 miles
  2. Fifteen percent of 40 beagles offered dry or canned dog food chose dry dog food. How many beagles chose canned food?
    1. 34
    2. 32
    3. 8
    4. 6
  3. Lucy and Ethel dropped one of every eight chocolates from the conveyer belt onto the floor. What percentage of chocolates did they drop on the floor?
    1. 12.5%
    2. 13.2%
    3. 14.5%
    4. 15.2%
  4. Philbert gave the pizza delivery person a tip of $4, which was 20% of his total bill for the pizza he ordered. How much did the pizza cost?
    1. $30
    2. $25
    3. $15
    4. $20
  5. A popular news show broadcasts for an hour. During that time, there are 15 minutes of commercials. What percentage of the hour is devoted to commercials?
    1. 15%
    2. 35%
    3. 25%
    4. 45%
  6. Manuelita had 75 stuffed animals. Her grandmother gave 15 of them to her. What percentage of the stuffed animals did her grandmother give her?
    1. 20%
    2. 15%
    3. 25%
    4. 10%
  7. At the garage, Xena's bill to have her car repaired was $320. The total charge for labor was $80.What percentage of the bill was for labor?
    1. 15%
    2. 20%
    3. 25%
    4. 30%
  8. Roger has completed 78% of his 200-page thesis. How many pages has he written?
    1. 150
    2. 156
    3. 165
    4. 160
  9. A house is valued at $185,000, in a community that assesses property at 85% of value. If the tax rate is $24.85 per thousand dollars assessed, how much is the property tax bill?
    1. $1,480
    2. $1,850
    3. $3,907.66
    4. $4,597.25
  10. The Owens family is buying a $100,000 house with 5% down payment at closing and a mortgage for $95,000. They must pay an upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) at closing of 2.5% of the mortgage amount. In addition, they must pay miscellaneous other closing costs of $1,000. How much money will they need at the closing?
    1. $29,750
    2. $8,500
    3. $8,375
    4. $6,000
  11. After paying a commission to his broker of 7% of the sale price, a seller receives $103,000 for his house. How much did the house sell for?
    1. $95,790
    2. $110,000
    3. $110,420
    4. $110,753
  12. Simon Hersch, a salesperson associated with broker Bob King, lists a house for $115,000, with 6% commission due at closing, and finds a buyer. Bob King's practice is that 45% of commissions go to his office and the rest to the salesperson. How much will Simon Hersch make on the sale?
    1. $3,105
    2. $3,240
    3. $3,795
    4. $3,960
  13. A storekeeper leases her store building for the following amount: $1,000 per month rent, of the $18,000 annual tax bill, and 3% of the gross receipts from her store. If the storekeeper takes in $75,000 in one month, what will her lease payment be?
    1. $4,750
    2. $3,750
    3. $3,250
    4. $7,400
  14. The appraised value of a property is $325,000, assessed at 90% of its appraisal. If the tax rate for the year is $2.90 per thousand of assessment, how much are the taxes for the first half of the year?
    1. $471.25
    2. $424.13
    3. $942.50
    4. $848.25
  15. The seller accepts an offer to purchase a house for $395,000. After paying a brokerage fee that is 5.5% of the sale price, other settlement fees totaling 4% of the sale price, and paying off a loan of $300,000, what are the seller's net proceeds?
    1. $57,475
    2. $73,275
    3. $58,344
    4. $373,275
  16. In constructing her financial report, Noel Carpenter estimates that her real estate holdings have appreciated by 18% since purchase. If the original value was $585,000, what would her balance sheet show now?
    1. $690,300
    2. $585,000
    3. $479,700
    4. $526,500
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