Percentage 5

1. Rahul went to a shop and bought things worth Rs. 25, out of which 30 Paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was 6%, then what was the cost of the tax free items?
1. Rs. 15
2. Rs. 12.10
3. Rs. 19.70
4. Rs. 16.80

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 3

Explanation :-

Let the amount taxable purchases be Rs. x.
Then, 6% of x =30/100
x=(30/100)*(100/6)
x=5
Cost of tax free item=(25-(5+0.30))= Rs.19.70

 

2. The population of a town increased from 1,75,000 to 2,62,500 in a decade. What is the average percent increase of population per year?
1. 4%
2. 6%
3. 5%
4. 50%

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 3

Explanation :-

Population Increased= 2,62,500 – 1,75,000=87500
% Increased In population=(87500/175000)*100
% Increased In population=50%
The average % increase of population=(50/10)%=5%

 

3. Three candidates contested an election and received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?
1. 57%
2. 50%
3. 52%
4. 60%

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 1

Explanation :-

Total number of votes = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.
% of votes for winning Candidate=(11628/20400)*100=57%

 

4. A fruit seller had some oranges. He sells 40% oranges and still has 420 oranges. How many oranges he had originally?
1. 420
2. 700
3. 220
4. 400

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 2

Explanation :-

Sold Oranges=40% of total oranges
Remaining oranges=60% of total oranges =420
Therefore (60/100)oranges=420
Oranges=420*100/60
Oranges=700

 

5. A batsman scored 110 runs which included 3 boundaries and 8 sixes. What percent of his total score did he make by running between the wickets?
1. 45411 %
2. 45 %
3. 45511 %
4. 44511 %

Answer & Explanation

Answer:- 3

Explanation :-

Number of runs made by running = 110 – (3 x 4 + 8 x 6)
= 110 – (60)
= 50.

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