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Percentage Questions and Answers

1. In an examination 35% are pass marks. If a student gets 37 marks and fails by 12 marks, what are the maximum marks?
A) 140
B) 100
C) 120
D) 200

2. A number is subtracted from 140% of that number gives 80, what is that number?
A) 160
B) 200
C) 180
D) 120

3. In an examination, 32% students failed in History and 45% failed in Geography. If 27% students failed in both subjects, find the percentage of those students who passed in both the subjects?
A) 40%
B) 50%
C) 60%
D) 30%

4. The total income of A and B is Rs.36000. A spends 80% of his income and B spends 60% of his income. If their savings are equal, then the income of A is?
A) 12000
B) 8000
C) 2400
D) 24000

5. The price of an item changed from rs.100 to rs.120. Then later the price increased again from rs.120 to rs.144. Which can be said about the two increases in percentage term?
A) 2nd time increased more
B) 1st time increased more
C) Both are same
D) None of these

6. A student given mathematics test which had 75 problems, 10 arithmetic, 30 algebra, 35 geometry problems. Although he answered 70% of arithmetic, 40% of arithmetic and 60% of geometry problems correctly, to get pass one needs to do 80% of the total problems. How many more questions he would have to answer more to get passed?
A) 20
B) 16
C) 18
D) 20

7. A person spends 30% of his salary on cloths, 20% on food and 10% on tran sport. After this if he is left with rs. 900. Amount spend by him on cloths is?
A) 450
B) 225
C) 675
D) 800

8. A student multiplied a number by 3 instead of 1/3, percentage error is?
A) 88%
B) 88.88%
C) 88.8%
D) none

9. In an election contested by two parties, party A secured 56% of the total votes. If another party B got 17600 votes and there are no invalid votes, by how many votes did it lose the election?
A) 22400
B) 22000
C) 24000
D) none

10. A candidate who gets 25% marks fails by 10 marks but another candidate who gets 40% marks gets 10% more than the passing marks. Find the maximum marks?
A) 100
B) 150
C) 200
D)160

11. 40% of 70 is x% morethan 30% of 80. Find x?
A) 15%
B) 25%
C) 18%
D) 16.66%

12. If B is 200% of A, then A is what percent of A + B?
A) 33.33%
B) 30%
C) 25%
D) 20%

13. A company hired a salesman on a monthly Salary of rs.8000. In addition to it, the salesman was entitled for 20% commission on the monthly sale. How much sale the salesman should do if he wants his monthly income as rs. 16000?
A) 40000
B) 50000
C) 30000
D) none

14. If the radius of a circle is increased by 10% and then decreased by 10%, overall change in area is?
A) 1.89%
B)1.99%
C) 1.95%
D)2%

15. Breadth of a rectangle is 40% of its length; its area is 360 sq. meters. Find its perimeter?
A) 42
B) 80
C) 94
D) 84

16. x% of 500 = y% of 300, x% of y% of 200 = 60, then x?
A) 302
B) 102
C) 152
D) None

17. Avinash’s income is 60% of his family’s total income. He got hike of 1/6th of his income. The percentage contribution of avinash’s income to his family total income if other members of family incomes won’t change?
A) 70%
B)76211%
C)106011
D) 76311

18. Two raw-materials P and Q are used to manufacture a product. P and Q contribute 30% and 20% of total cost respectively. If the costs of P and Q are increased by 20% total cost will increase by 5%, the percentage contribution of raw-materials to the total cost of the product is?
A) 56.5%
B) 58%
C) 57.14%
D) 57.10%

19. In a village, 70% of the population are women and remaining are men. 30% of population are married and 20% of women are married. What percentage of men are not married?
A) 1233%
B)1253%
C) 25%
D) None

20. If a is 25% of b, b is 60% of c and c is 80% of d, then d: a?
A)3: 25
B) 25: 3
C) 25: 12
D) None

21. In an exam, two students got marks in the ratio 5: 7, and sum of their marks are 240. What is the total marks for which exam was conducted if the average percentage marks obtained is 60%?
A) 160
B) 240
C) 200
D) None

22. In an election, second candidate got 25% of votes that first candidate got. There would have been a tie, if the first candidate had got 300 votes less. Find the total number of votes polled (assume that there are no invalid votes)?
A) 600
B) 800
C)1200
D) 1800

23. To make a biryani, a chef used 300 gm of meat, 500 gm of rice, 100 gm of ingredients and 150 gm equivalent of eggs. What is the percentage of ingredients in biryani?
A) 119%21
B) 91121%
C)1110%21
D) None

24. Two articles sold at rs.9000 each. The first was sold at 55% loss and second one sold at 25% loss. Find the sum of the cost prices of two articles is?
A) 30000
B) 25000
C) 26000
D) 32000

25. The base of a triangle is increased by 25%, find the maximum percentage change in length of the base so that, the maximum area of triangle is restricted to 50%?
A) 25%
B) 20%
C) 30%
D) 40%

26. The length, breadth and height of a cuboid are changed by +20%, -10% and +50% respectively. What is overall change in the volume of cuboid?
A) 62%
B) 60%
C) 50%
D) 54%

27. Hyderabad population is increased by 25% and then decreased by 20%, madras population is increased by 20% and then decreased by 25%, ratio of madras population to that of Hyderabad?
A ) 9: 10
B)10: 11
C) 10: 9
D) None

28. Two-fifth of one-third of three-seventh of a number is 15. What is 40% percent of that number?
A) 72
B) 84
C) 136
D) 105

29. The difference between the number and its two-fifth is 510. What is 10% of that number?
A)125
B) 85
C) 210
D)120

30. Two tailors X and Y are paid a total of rs.550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120% of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week?
A) 200
B) 300
C) 250
D) None

31. 10% of the voters did not cast their vote in an election between two candidates. 10% of the votes polled were found invalid. The successful candidate got 54% of the valid votes and won by a majority of 1620 votes. The number of voters enrolled on the voter’s list was
A) 25000
B) 35000
C) 33000
D) 40000

32. If a = 50%60%70%80%90% of 540 and b =150%120%210%120%180% of 720. Find b: a?
A) 1: 72
B) 72: 1
C) 72: 11
D) None

33. Value of a percent of b divided by b percent of a?
A) 1
B) 100
C) 10
D) None

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