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# Chapter 6: Percentages & Applications of percentage & Finance 2017

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1 Convert the following into percentages:
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a b 2.46
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## a 85 into a fraction (in simplest terms) b 6.42 into decimal form 3

3 Five hundred and fifty people were at a school. 20% of the students were in SliverInn house. 2

## How many students were in SliverInn house?

4 GST is charged at a rate of 15% in NZ. If the cost before tax of a tent is \$400.00, how much 3

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5 What is 24% of 60? 2

## 6 Sylvia was absent from school 3% of the 200 days.

How many days did Sylvia attend school? 2

7 Gus went to Island Surf and was offered a discount of 14%. Bonnie went to Island Surf and 3
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was offered a discount of .
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Who was getting the best discount? Explain.

9 A second hand bike was bought for \$200 and repaired. It was sold six months later for \$280. 2
What is the percentage profit made on the sale? (What is the percentage increase?)

10 A 30% discount reduced the price of a shirt by \$12.00. What was the original price? 3

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Place the following in ascending order. (Hint compare them by converting them to decimals) 4

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1.36, 125%, , 0.99, 1
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12 Imogen’s book shop had a sale with 24% off the usual price of books. If the original price of a 3
book was \$39.95, what will the sale price be?

## 13 A dishwasher with a marked price of \$1150 is discounted by 27% at a sale. Find 3

a By how much will the price of the dishwasher be reduced?

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14 The price of a kilogram of tomatoes is reduced from \$6.50 to \$3.95. What percentage is the 3
cost reduced by? (What is the percentage decrease?)

15 A survey found that 87.5% of 672 students at a school own a mobile phone. How many 2
students at school own a mobile phone?

16 During a sale, a retailer allows a discount of 30% off the marked price. His sale price of \$385 4
still gives him a profit of 10%.
a What was the marked price?

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17 Shelley bought a couch for \$150 and sold it to Dave at a profit of 15%.
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Dave sold the couch to Phil for a loss of 30%.