Practice Questions on Percentages
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Q1.

In an election contested by two parties, Party $D$ secured 12% of the total votes more than Party $R$.

If party $R$ got 132,000 votes, by how many votes did it lose the election?

A.

300,000

B.

168,000

C.

36,000

D.

24,000

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Q2.

A vendor sells 60 percent of apples he had and throws away 15 percent of the remainder. Next day he sells 50 percent of the remainder and throws away the rest.

What percent of his apples does the vendor throw?

A.

17

B.

23

C.

77

D.

None of these

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Q3.

If the cost price of 20 articles is equal to the selling price of 16 articles, What is the percentage of profit or loss that the merchant makes?

A.

$20\%$ Profit

B.

$25\%$ Loss

C.

$25\%$ Profit

D.

$33.33\%$ loss

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Q4.

When processing flower-nectar into honeybees' extract, a considerable amount of water gets reduced. How much flower-nectar must be processed to yield 1kg of honey, if nectar contains $50%$ water, and the honey obtained from this nectar contains $15%$ water?

A.

1.5 kgs

B.

1.7 kgs

C.

3.33 kgs

D.

None of these

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Q5.

$30%$ of the men are more than 25 years old and $80%$ of the men are less than or equal to 50 years old. $20%$ of all men play football. If $20%$ of the men above the age of 50 play football, what percentage of the football players are less than or equal to 50 years?

A.

$15\%$

B.

$20\%$

C.

$80\%$

D.

$70\%$

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