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Problems on Percentages

Problems on Percentages

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Problems on Percentages
Simple problems:
 
1 . Express the following as a fraction.a) 56%SOLUTION:56/100=14/25b) 4%SOLUTION:4/100=1/25c) 0.6%SOLUTION:0.6/100=6/1000=3/500d) 0.08%SOLUTION:0.08/100=8/10000=1/12502. Express the following as decimalsa) 6%SOLUTION:6% = 6/100=0.06b) 0.04%SOLUTION:0.04% = 0.04/100=0.00043 . Express the following as rate percent.i).23/36SOLUTION:
 
 
= (23/36*100) %= 63 8/9%ii).6 ¾SOLUTION:6 ¾ =27/4(27/4 *100) % =675 %4. Evaluate the following:28% of 450 + 45% of 280 ?SOLUTION:=(28/100) *450 + (45/100) *280= 28 * 45 / 5= 2525. 2 is what percent of 50?SOLUTION:Formula : (IS / OF ) *100 %= 2/50 *100= 4%6. ½ is what percent of 1/3?SOLUTION:=( ½) / (1/3) *100 %= 3/2 *100 %= 150 %7. What percent of 2 Metric tonnes is 40 Quintals?SOLUTION:1 metric tonne =10 QuintalsSo required percentage=(40/(2*10))*100%= 200%8. Find the missing figure .i) ? % of 25 = 2.125
 
 
SOLUTION :Let x% of 25 = 2.125.then(x/100) *25 =2.125x = 2.125 * 4= 8.5ii) 9% of ? =6.3SOLUTION:Let 9 % of x = 6.3.Then 9/100 of x= 6.3so x = 6.3 *100/7= 70.9. Which is the greatest in 16 2/3 %, 2/15,0.17?SOLUTION:16 2/3 % = 50/3 %=50/3 * 1/100=1/6= 0.1662 / 15 =0.133So 0.17 is greatest number in the given series.10.If the sales tax be reduced from 3 ½ % to 3 1/3 % ,then what difference does it make to a person whopurchases an article with marked price of RS 8400?SOLUTION:Required difference = 3 ½ % of 8400 – 3 1/3 % of 8400=(7/2-10/3)% of 8400=1/6 % of 8400= 1/6* 1/100* 8400= Rs 14.11. A rejects 0.08% of the meters as defective .How manywill he examine to reject 2?SOLUTION:

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