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 
