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In worksheet on word problems on percentage we will practice some real life

problems on percent (%).

1. Out of a salary of $4500, I kept 1/3 as savings. Out of the remaining money,
I spend 50 % on food and 20 % on house rent. How much do I spend on food
and house rent?

2. A certain school has 120 teachers. If this constitutes 30% of its workforce,
find the number of employees in the school.

3. Rachael gets 94 marks in her exams. These are 47% of the total marks. Find
the maximum number of marks.

4. A tank can hold 50 liters of water. At present, it is only 30 % full. How many
liters of water shall I pit in the tank, so that it is 50 % full?

5. Pat's income is 20 % more than Adam. How much percent is Adam's income
less than Pat's?

6. Morgan bought a pair of shoes at a sale of 25%. If the amount she paid was
$1000, find the marked price.

7. In an election, there are a total of 80000 voters and there are two
candidates, X and Y. 80 % of the voters go for polls out of which 60 % vote for
X. How any votes does Y get?

8. A cricket team won 60% of the total matches it played during the year. If it
lost 24 matches in all and no matches were drawn, find the number of matches
played during the year.

9. Jack bought 4 dozen eggs at $10 per dozen. 6 eggs were broken. What
percent of his money goes waste?

10. An agent of an insurance company gets a commission of 5 % on the basic


premium he collects. What will be the commission earned by him if he collects
$4800?

11. There are 80 coins of $5 in the purse. These coins constitute 20 % of its
total coins. How many coins are there in the purse?

12. Mack requires 40 % to pass. If he gets 190 marks and falls short by 10
marks, what are the maximum marks he could have got?

13. There are 442 boy students in class VIII. If 15% of the students are girls,
find the total number of students in class VIII.
14. Ron scored 20 out of 25 marks in English, 30 out of 40 marks in Science
and 68 out of 80 marks in mathematics. In which subject his percentage of
marks is best?

15. Max requires 50 % to pass. If he gets 280 marks and falls short by 20
marks, what were the maximum marks he could have got?

3. A class has 30 boys and 20 girls. Find:

(i) the percentage of girls in the class.

(ii) the percentage of boys in the class.

(iii) percentage of number of boys as compared with number of girls.

4. A man left behind $ 20,000 in cash. Of this, 20 % was to be given in charity


and the remaining divided equally between his two sons. Determine the amount
to be given charity and to each of his sons.

5. A student secures 40 % of the maximum marks to pass. He gets 60 marks


and fails by 20 marks. Find the maximum marks.

6. Allowing a discount of 12 %, the price of a washing machine is $ 6,160. What


is the original price?

7. A man’s net income, after paying income tax at 20 % is $ 55,640. Find his
gross income.

8. Mrs. Sharma went to the market with $ 800 in her purse. When she returned
back to her home, $ 240 were still left in her purse. How much percent of her
money did she spend in the market?

9. Out of 900 identical articles, 60 % are sold and 135 were spoiled. Find the
percentage of the remaining article on the whole.

10. Out of 1,200 identical articles, 47 % are given to A and 35 % are given to
B. Find the actual number of remaining articles.

11. A boy gets 150 marks out of a total of 200. Express his score as percent.