Word Problems in Percentage

Question 1 :

12% of the books in a public library are English books. If there are 92000 books in the library, find the number of  English books.

(A) 11520

(B) 11040

(C) 28530


Question 2 :

A boy secured 88% of the total marks in a public examination. The total marks were 1200. How many marks did the boy secure?

(A) 1056

(B) 1040

(C) 2053


Question 3 :

A packet contained 450 chocolates. 60% of the chocolates were distributed to the students of the fifth standard.

How many chocolates were distributed?

How many chocolates remained in the packet?

(A) 170 & 130

(B) 120 & 150

(C) 270 & 180


Question 4 :

A man had $360000 worth of property. He left 60% of his property to his son. How much did his son get?

(A) $ 216000

(B) $ 1516000

(C) $ 260000


Question 5 :

A company gives a bonus of 12 ½ % of the total yearly salary to each of its employees during a year If an employee gets a monthly salary of $2000, how much does he get?  

(A) $ 6000

(B) $ 3000

(C) $ 2000


Question 6 :

A person bought a property for $120000. If he has to pay $2400 to a broker for arranging the purchase, what percent is it of the total purchase value? 

(A) 2 %

(B) 5 %

(C) 7 %


Question 7 :

A fruit seller bought 1200 mangoes. 7% of the mangoes were rotten. How many mangoes become rot?

(A) 56 mangoes

(B) 84 mangoes

(C) 45 mangoes


Question 8 :

In a school, there were 1200 students. 15% of the students went on an excursion. Find the number of students who joined the excursion.

(A)180 students

(B) 150 students

(C) 450 students


Question 9 :

The population of a town was 320000. The population increased by 4%. What was the increase population.


(B) 12800

(C) 14500


Question 10 :

A gentleman gets a salary of $2800 per month. He saves 20% of his salary. Find his savings.

(A)$ 260

(B) $ 150

(C) $ 560


Word Problems on Fractions

Question 1 :

A fruit merchant bought mangoes in bulk. He sold ⅝ of the mangoes. 1/16 of the mangoes were spoiled. 300 mangoes remained with him. How many mangoes did he buy?


Question 2 :

A family requires 2 ½ liters of milk per day. How much milk would family require in a month of 31 days?


Question 3 :

A ream of paper weighs 12 ½ kg What is the weight per quire, if 20 quire make one ream?


Question 4 :

It was Richard's birthday. He distributed 6 kg of sweets among her friends. If he gave ⅛  kg of sweet to each. How many friends are there?


Question 5 :

6 students went on a picnic. One student agreed to bear half of the expenses. The remaining 5 students shared the remaining expenses equally. What fraction of the expenses does each of 5 students pay?


Question 6 :

I have 2 ½ times money that David has. If i have $100, how much money does David have?


Question 7 :

In a basket there are two kinds of sweet packets. There are 7 packets of the first kind each weighing 1 ¼ kg and 9 packets of the second kind each weighing ¾ kg . What is the total weight of the sweets in the basket?


Question 8 :

How many half liter bottles can be filled from a can containing 37 ½ liter of milk?


Question 9 :

A gentleman bought 200 liter of milk for a function. 4/5 of it was used for preparing sweets. 3/4 of the remaining milk was used for preparing coffee. How much of the milk remained ?


Question 10 :

Two thirds of a tank can be filled in 18 minutes. How many minutes will it require to fill the whole tank?


Word Problems on Age

Question 1 :

Martin is four times as old as his brother Luther at present. After 10 years he will be twice the age of his brother. Find their present ages.


Question 2 :

A father is 30 years older than his son,and one year ago he was four times as old as his son. Find the present ages of  his father and his son.


Question 3 :

The ages of Abraham and Adam are in the ratio 5 : 7. Four years from now, the ratio of their ages will be 3 : 4. Find the present ages of them. 


Question 4 :

Airi's mother is four times as old as Airi. After five years her mother will be  three times as old as she will be then. Find their present ages.


Question 5 :

The sum of the present ages of Kiran and Kate is 60 years. If the ratio of their present ages be 7 : 8, find their present age.


Question 6 :

Andrea is three times as old as her sister Anu. Three years ago, she was two years less than four times the age of her sister. Find their present ages.


Word Problems Involving Digits

Question 1 :

The sum of digits of a two digit numbers is 15 and if 9 is added to the number the digits are interchanged. Find the required number.


Question 2 :

The sum of the digits of a two digit number is 10. If the number formed by reversing the digits is less than the original number by 36,find the required number.


Question 3 :

The unit's digit of a two digit number is twice its ten's digit. If 18 is added to the number, the digits interchange their places. Find the number.


Question 4 :

The sum of the digits of two digit number is 12. If the  new number formed by reversing the digits is greater than the original number by 54, find the original number.


Question 5 :

The number consists of two digits whose sum is 9. If 45 is added to the number, the digits are reversed. Find the number.


Word Problems Involving Fractions

Question 1 :

If a tailor uses 3/4 m of cloth to make a skirt, how much cloth does he need for 7 skirts ?


Question 2 :

John made 5 cups of tea. She used 3/4 teaspoonful of sugar for each cup of tea. How many teaspoonful of sugar did she use in all ?


Question 3 :

Mary bought 4/3 kg  of beef. She cooked  3/4 kg of it for lunch. How much beef did she cook ?


Question 4 :

Jennifer had 18 picture cards. She gave 1/3 of them to Mary. How many picture cards does she have now ? 


Question 5 :

Mr. John weights 80 kg. His son is 3/5 as heavy. Find their total weight.


Question 6 :

A man gets $450 per month. He gives 1/8 of the amount to his wife and 1/6 to his children. How much will each get ? 


Question 7 :

Mary poured 5/8 liter of apple juice equally in to 5 glasses. How much of apple juice was there in each glass?


Question 8 :

John cuts lead strips to make stained-glass windows. He has a 3 ¾ foot strip of lead and cuts into 5 equal pieces. How long is each piece of lead?


Question 9 :

Mrs. Mathew divided ¾ kg of grapes equally among 6 children. How many kilograms of grapes did each child get?


Question 10 :

The perimeter of square piece of paper is  3/4 m. What is the length of its side?


Question 11 :

The product of two fractions is 30 1/3. One of them is 5 2/3.  Find the other?


Question 12 :

How many pieces of wood each 1/5 m long can be cut from a piece 3 m long ? 


Question 13 :

A can contains 10 kg of oil. 2 3/4 kg and 5 1/3 kg are poured into two vessels. How much is left in the can ?


Question 14 :

A steel rod is 12 7/8 meters long. From this two pieces, one 3 1/4 meters long and another 4 2/3 meters long are cut off. What is the length of the remaining part of the rod?


Question 15 :

A man's monthly salary is $800. From this he spends 305 3/4 for food and $100 1/2 for children's education. How much will remaining with him ?


Question 16 :

Peter had $75  3/4 in his purse. He spent $40  1/2 for his text books and $20  3/4 for his note books. How much will remain with him ? 


Question 17 :

The total weight of 4 girls is 155  1/4.  If three of them weighs 20  1/5  kg 44  1/2 kg and 30  1/3 kg. Find the weight o the remaining girl.


Question 18 :

In three packets there were $13 2/3, $25 1/3  and $30 1/6. The total amount in all the four packets is $95. What is the amount in the fourth packet ? 


Question 19 :

Maria worked 5  1/2 hours on Tuesday and 6 1/4 hours on Wednesday. John worked 2  1/2 on Tuesday and 5  1/4 hours on Wednesday. How many fewer hours did John work ?


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