# Practice Questions (Percents and Ratios)
1. If a discount of 20% off the retail price of a desk saves Mark $45, how much did he pay for the desk?
A. $145
B. $160
C. $180
D. $210
E. $215
2. A customer pays $1,100 in state taxes on a newly purchased
car. What is the value of the car if state taxes are 8.9% of the value?
A. $9.765.45
B. $10,876.90
C. $12,359.55
D. $14,345.48
E. $15,745.45
3. How many years does Steven need to invest his $3,000 at 7% to earn $210 in simple interest?
A. 1 year
B. 2 years
C. 3 years
D. 4 years
E. 5 years
4. Sabrina's boss state that she will increase Sabrina's salary
from $12,000 to $14,000 per year if she enrolls in business courses at
a local community college. What percent increase in salary will result
from Sabrina taking the business courses?
A. 15%
B. 16.7%
C. 17.2%
D. 85%
E. 117%
5. 35% of what number is 70?
A. 100
B. 110
C. 150
D. 175
E. 200
6. What number is 5% of 2000?
A. 50
B. 100
C. 150
D. 200
E. 250
7. What percent of 90 is 27?
A. 15%
B. 20%
C. 30%
D. 33%
E. 41%
8. Jim works for $15.50 per hour for a health care facility. He
is supposed to get a 75 cent per hour raise at one year of service.
What will his percent increase in hourly pay be?
A. 2.7%
B. 3.3%
C. 133%
D. 4.8%
E. 105%
9. If 45 is 120% of a number, what is 80% of the same number?
A. 30
B. 32
C. 36
D. 38
E. 41
10. How long will Lucy have to wait before for her $2,500 invested at 6% earns $600 in simple interest?
A. 2 years
B. 3 years
C. 4 years
D. 5 years
E. 6 years
11. What is 35% of a number if 12 is 15% of a number?
A. 5
B. 12
C. 28
D. 33
E. 62
12. A computer is on sale for $1600, which is a 20% discount off the regular price. What is the regular price?
A. $1800
B. $1900
C. $2000
D. $2100
E. $2200
13. A car dealer sells a SUV for $39,000, which represents a 25%
markup over the dealer's cost. What was the cost of the SUV to the
dealer?
A. $29,250
B. $31,200
C. $32,500
D. $33,800
E. $33,999
14. After having to pay increased income taxes this year, Edmond
has to sell his BMW. Edmond bought the car for $49,000, but he sold it
for a 20% loss. What did Edmond sell the car for
A. $24,200
B. $28,900
C. $35,600
D. $37,300
E. $39,200
15. At a company fish fry, ½ in attendance are employees.
Employees' spouses are 1/3 of the attendance. What is the percentage of
the people in attendance who are not employees or employee spouses?
A. 10.5%
B. 16.7%
C. 25%
D. 32.3%
E. 38%
16. If 6 is 24% of a number, what is 40% of the same number
A. 8
B. 10
C. 15
D. 20
E. 25
17. 25% of 400 =
A. 100
B. 200
C. 800
D. 10,000
E. 12,000
18. 22% of $900 =
A. 90
B. 198
C. 250
D. 325
E. 375
19. Which of the following percentages is equal to 0.45?
A. 0.045%
B. 0.45%
C. 4.5%
D. 45%
E. 0.0045%
20. Which of these percentages equals 1.25?
A. 0.125%
B. 12.5%
C. 125%
D. 1250%
E. 1250.5%
Answer Key
1. C
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. E
6. B
7. C
8. D
9. A
10. C
11. C
12. C
13. B
14. E
15. B
16. B
17. A
18. B
19. D
20. C
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