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# EXERCISE: Percent, Exponents,

## Roots, and Interest

Instructions:
Answer the following problems on your own or with a partner. Consult with your
facilitator for the answer key. You will need to show/explain your solution.

## Section 1: Percent Problems

Round off answers to one decimal place.
1. What is 7% of 524? 3. What is 58% of 976? 5. What is 62% of 965?
2. What i s 66% of 206? 4. What i s 96% of 602? 6. What i s 61% of 643?

## Section 2: Markups and Markdowns

1. A painting is on sale at 50% off. The sale price is P320,000. What was the original
price?
2. Fred buys a video game disk for P40. There was a discount of 20%. What is the
sales price?
3. Emily buys a toaster during the sale for 10% off. If Ellen pays P3,600, what was
the original price?
4. Drew bought a chemistry book for P300. Later that book was marked down by
20%. By how much has the value been decreased?

Section 3: Exponents
1. What is 73 ? 3. What is 90 ? 5. What is -32 ?
2. What i s 105 ? 4. What i s (-15)2 ? 6. What i s (5)3 ?

Section 4: Roots
1. What is (196)? 3. What is (169)? 5. What is (100)?
2. What i s (49)? 4. What i s (144)? 6. What i s (81)?

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Section 5: Interest Problems
1. Find the amount of interest earned by P8000 invested at 5% annual simple
interest rate for 1 year.
2. To start a mobile dog-grooming service, a woman borrowed P250,000. If the loan
was for two years and the amount of interest was P17,500, what simple interest
rate was she charged?
3. A student borrowed some money from his father at 2% simple interest to buy a
car. He paid his father P3,600 in interest after 3 years, how much did he borrow?
4. Jane owes the bank some money at 4% per year. After half a year, she paid P45
as interest. How much money does she owe the bank?
5. John wants to have an interest income of P3,000 a year. How much must he
invest for one year at 8%?

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