Module 2 - Unit 1: Percentages

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Section 1.1 - Introduction to Percentages

Question 1
What percentage of the shape below is shaded?
(A)
3
10
(B)
 
3
8
(C)
 
1
3
(D)
 
5
8
Question 2
What percentage of the shape below is NOT shaded?
(A)
1
4
(B)
1
2
(C)
3
4
(D)
None of these
Question 3
What is 10% of 500 kg?
(A)5 kg
(B)50 kg
(C)100 kg
(D)500 kg
Question 4
What is 15% of 40 m?
(A)3 m
(B)4 m
(C)6 m
(D)15 m

Section 1.2 - Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

Question 5
What is 35% as a decimal?
(A)0.35
(B)0.70
(C)3.5
(D)None of these
Question 6
What is 0.8 as a percentage?
(A)0.8%
(B)8%
(C)80%
(D)None of these
Question 7
What is 8% as a fraction in its simplest form?
(A)
8
100
(B)
 
4
50
(C)
 
8
10
(D)
 
2
25
Question 8
What is  
7
  as a percentage?
10
(A)0.7%
(B)7%
(C)70%
(D)700%

Section 1.3 - Finding Percentages

Question 9
Calculate 20% of 60 kg.
(A)6 kg
(B)12 kg
(C)20 kg
(D)24 kg
Question 10
Calculate 75% of 84 m.
(A)21 m
(B)42 m
(C)62 m
(D)None of these
Question 11
A bike costs $120 before GCT is added.
How much is the GCT on this amount if it is
charged at 17
1
%?
2
(A)$12
(B)$18
(C)$21
(D)$24
Question 12
How much more is the GCT on the bike in Question 11 if it is charged at 20%?
(A)$3
(B)$6
(C)$12
(D)$24

Section 1.4 - Increasing and Decreasing Quantities by a Percentage

Question 13
The price of a portion of jerk chicken and fries is $3. What would be the price after an increase of 20%?
(A)$3.30
(B)$3.60
(C)$4.00
(D)None of these
Question 14
What would be the price of the portion of jerk chicken and fries in Question 13 if, after the inital 20% increase, there was a decrease of 10%?
(A)$3.30
(B)$3.27
(C)$3.24
(D)$2.70
Question 15
The price of a laptop computer is $500. In a sale, it is reduced by 15%. What is the sale price?
(A)$400
(B)$425
(C)$450
(D)$485
Question 16
A scientific calculator costs $10. A teacher orders 40 of these for her class and is given a 10% discount. How much does the school pay in total?
(A)$340
(B)$360
(C)$390
(D)$400

Section 1.5 - Finding the Percentage Increase and Decrease

Question 17
The price of a chocolate bar is increased from 50 cents to 55 cents. What is the percentage increase?
(A)5%
(B)10%
(C)15%
(D)20%
Question 18
The price of a drink is reduced from $2 to $1.60. What is the percentage decrease?
(A)10%
(B)20%
(C)25%
(D)40%
Question 19
The price of butter, per kg, is increased from $2.24 to $2.48. What is the percentage increase to the nearest one decimal place?
(A)21.4%
(B)21.43%
(C)21.5%
(D)None of these
Question 20
In a sale, the price of a bike is reduced from $120 to $95. What is the percentage reduction in price, to the nearest one decimal place?
(A)20.0%
(B)25.0%
(C)20.8%
(D)20.9%

Section 1.6 - Reverse Percentage Calculations

Question 21
Tom's salary was increased by 5% to $8610. What was his original salary?
(A)$8000
(B)$8179.50
(C)$8200
(D)$8250
Question 22
In a sale, the price of a microwave oven was reduced by 11% to $356. What was the total amount of discount?
(A)$39
(B)$44
(C)$45
(D)None of these
Question 23
The cost of tickets to a concert, including GCT
at 17
1
% is $282.
2
What would be the cost without GCT?
(A)$220
(B)$240
(C)$250
(D)$260
Question 24
How much extra would you have to pay for the concert ticket in Question 23 if the GCT was 20%
(A)$3
(B)$6
(C)$12
(D)$18


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