# Percentage Practice Questions

### Practice Questions on Percentage:

Q1. A person who spends 200/3% of his income is able to save Rs 1200 per month. His monthly expenses ( in Rs) is

a) 1200 b) 2400 c) 3000 d) 3200

Q2. If 80% of A = 50% of B and B = X% of A, then the value of X is:

Q3. If x is 80% of y, what percent of x is y?

a) 75% b) 80% c) 100% d) 125%

Q4. In a town, the population was 8000. In one year, the male population increased by 10% and the female population increased by 8% but the total population increased by 9%. The number of males in the town was:

a) 4000 b) 4500 c) 5000 d) 6000

Q5. In an examination, there were 1000 boys and 800 girls. 60% of the boys and 50% of the girls passed. Find the percentage of the candidates failed?

a) 46.4 b) 48.4 c) 44.4 d) 49.6

Q6. If A exceeds B by 40%, B is less than C by 20%, then A: C is:

a) 28:25 b) 26:25 c) 3:2 d) 3:1

Q7. The price of sugar rises by 20%. By how much percentage should the consumption of sugar be reduced so that the expenditure does not change?

a) 20 b) 10 c) 50/3 d) 15

Q8. In an examination, a student who gets 20% of the maximum marks fails by 5 marks. Another student who scores 30% of the maximum marks gets 20 marks more. The necessary percentage required for passing is:

a) 32% b) 23% c) 22% d)20%

Q9. In an examination 60% of the students pass in English, 70% pass in Hindi and 40% pass in both. What percent of students fails in both English and Hindi?

a) 10 b) 20 c) 25 d) 30

Q10. Out of her total income, Neelam spends 20% on house rent and 70% of t

he rests on household expenditure. If she saves Rs 3600, what is her total income?

a) Rs 15000 b) Rs 10500 c) Rs 10050 d) Rs 10000

Q11. Salary of a person is first increased by 20%, then it is decreased by 20%. Change in the salary is:

a) 4% decreased b) 4% increased c) 8% decreased d) 20% increased

Q12. If 50% of (x-y) = 30% of (x+y), then what percent of x is y?

a) 25% b) 100/3% c) 40% d) 400%

Q13. If the income of Ram is 12.5% more than that of Shyam, the income of Shyam is less than that of Ram by

a) 100/9% b) 27/2% c) 175/2% d) 88%

Q14. In an examination, 70% of the candidates passed in English. 80% passed in Mathematics. 10% failed in both the subjects. If 144 candidates passed in both, the total number of candidates was

a) 125 b) 200 c) 240 d) 375

Q15. 8% of the votes in an election did not cast their votes. In this election, there were only two candidates. The winner by obtaining 48% of the total votes defeated his contestant by 1100 votes. The total number of voters in the election was:

a) 21000 b) 23500 c) 22000 d) 27500

Q16. In an election between two candidates, 75% of the voters cast their votes, out of which 2% votes were declared invalid. A candidate got 9261 votes which were 75% of the valid votes. The total number of voters enrolled in that election was

a) 16000 b) 16400 c) 16800 d) 18000

Q17. A sample of 50 liters of glycerine is found to be adulterated to the extent of 20%. How much pure glycerine should be added to it so as to bring down the percentage of impurity to 5%?

a) 155 liters b) 150 liters c) 152 liters d) 149 liters

Q18. The price of sugar is reduced by 20%. Now a person can buy 500 g more sugar for Rs 36. The original price of the sugar per kilogram was

a) Rs 14.40 b) Rs 18 c) Rs 15.60 d) Rs 16.50

Q19. A man invests a part of Rs 10,000 at 5% and the remainder at 6%. The 5% investment yields annually Rs 76.50 more than the 6% investment. The amount invested at 6% is

a) Rs 3600 b) Rs 3550 c) Rs 3850 d) Rs 4000

Q20. The cost of an apple is twice that of a banana and the cost of a banana is 25% less than that of guava. if the cost of each type of fruit increases by 10%, then the percentage increase in the cost of 4 bananas, 2 apples, and 3 guavas is

a) 10% b) 12% c) 16% d) 18%

Answer key

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