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# 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%

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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