Word Problems of Percentage





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(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

(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

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

(i) How many chocolates were distributed?

(ii) How many chocolates remained in the packet?


(A) 170 & 130

(B) 120 & 150

(C) 270 & 180

(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

(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

(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 %

(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

(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

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


(A)18000

(B) 12800

(C) 14500

(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

Solution for question 1


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Number of books in the library = 92000
percentage of English books = 12%
Number of English books = 12% of Total number of books
                             = 12% of 92000
                              = (12/100) x 92000
                             = (12 x 92000)/100
Two zeroes in numerator and denominator will get canceled
So we will get,
                              = (12 x 920)
                             = 11040
Total number of English books in the library = 11040


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In a library there are 92000 books.In which 12% of books are English books.
Step 2:
And now we need to find the number of books in English.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have to find 12% of total number of books.
Step 4:
Here total number of books is 92000.So we have to multiply 12% of 92000.

Solution for question 2


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total marks = 1200
Percentage of marks scored by the boy = 88%
Total marks scored by the boy = 88% of total marks
                              = 88% of 1200
                             = (88/100) x 1200
                             = (88 x 1200) /100
Two zeroes in numerator and denominator will get canceled
so that we will get
                              =(88 x 12)
                             = 1056
Total marks scored by the boy = 1056


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a boy has got 88% of total marks in the public examination.
Step 2:
If the total marks is 1200.Then we have to find the number of marks scored by the boy.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have to find 88 percent in the total marks
Step 4:
Here the total marks is 1200.So we have to find 88% in 1200.

Solution for question 3


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total number of chocolates = 450
Percentage of chocolates distributed = 60%
Number of chocolates distributed = 60% of Total number of chocolates
                              = 60% of 450
                              = (60/100) x 450
                              = (60 x450) /100
In numerator and denominator 2 zero will get canceled.
So that we will get
                              = (6x45)
                              = 270
Number of chocolates distributed = 270
Number of remaining = Total number of - Number of chocolates distributed
                              = 450 - 270
                             = 180


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
A packet is containing 450 chocolates.60% of them were distributed to the students who are studying 5th.
Step 2:
Now we need to find no of chocolates distributed and also we have to find the remaining number of chocolates after distribution.
Step 3:
To solve this problem first we have to find the number of chocolates distributed.For that we have to find 60% of 450 chocolates.
Step 4:
After that we have to subtract the distributed chocolates from the total number of chocolates.

Solution for question 4


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total worth of property = 360000
Worth of property got by the boy = 60% of total worth
                              = 60% x 360000
                              = (60/100) x 360000
                              = (60 x 360000)/100
Two zeroes in numerator and denominator will get canceled
So we will get
                             = 60 x 3600
                             = 216000
Worth of property = $ 216000


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a man is having $360000 worth of property.
Step 2:
He had left 60% of his property to his son.
Step 3:
Now we need to find how much did his son get on his father's property.
Step 4:
To solve this problem we have to find 60% of total worth.Here total worth of the property is $360000.

Solution for question 5


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Salary of the employee = $2000
The employee's total salary for the year = 12 x 2000
                              = 24000
Worth of bonus = 12 ½ % x Yearly salary
                              = 12 ½% x 24000
First let us change this mixed fraction into improper fraction.
                              = (24+1)/2 % x 24000
                             = (25/2) /100 x 24000
                             = (25/200) x 24000
                             = (25 x 24000)/200
                             = (25 x 240)/2
                              = (25 x 120)
                              = $3000
Bonus amount got by the employee = $ 3000.


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a company is giving bonus 12 ½ % of the total yearly salary to each of its employees in the year.
Step 2:
If an employee gets a monthly salary of $2000,what will be the amount he get.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have to find 12 ½ % of total yearly salary.For that first we have to find the total salary.
Step 4:
.Here monthly salary is 2000. We have 12 months. So we have to multiply 12 with 2000

Solution for question 6


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total worth of property = $120000
Amount given to broker = $2400
percentage of brokerage of total purchase value = (Brokerage amount/Total worth of the property) x 100
                             = (2400/120000) x 100
                             = (2400x100)/120000
                             = 24/12
                             = 2%


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a person is buying a property for $120000.
Step 2:
He has to pay $ 2400 to a broker for arranging the purchase,now we need to find the percent of brokerage amount of the total purchase value.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have to divide 2400 by 120000.
Step 4:
And we have to multiply this value with 100.

Solution for question 7


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
No of mangoes bought by fruit seller = 1200
Percentage of mangoes rotten = 7%
No of mangoes which were rotten = 7% of total mangoes
                              = (7/100) x 1200
                              = (7 x 1200)/100
                              = (7 x 12)
                              = 84 mangoes
No of mangoes which were rotten = 84 mangoes


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a seller has bought 1200 mangoes.7% of the mangoes were rotten.
Step 2:
We have to find the number of mangoes become root.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have to find 7% of total number of mangoes.
Step 4:
Here total number of mangoes is 1200.

Solution for question 8


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total no of students in a school = $1200
Percentage of students who went for excursion =15%
No of students who went for excursion = 15% of total number of students
                              = 15% of 1200
                              = (15/100) x 1200
                              = (15 x 1200)/100
                              = 15 x 12
                              = 180
                              = 180 students So number of students went for excursion = 180 students.


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In a school there are 1200 students.15% of the students went on an excursion.
Step 2:
Now we have to find the number of students who had joined the excursion.
Step 3:
To solve this problem we have find 15% of total number of students.That is 12% of 1200.

Solution for question 9


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total population = $ 320000
Percentage of people increased = 4%
Increased population = 4% of Total population
                             = 4% of 320000
                             = (4/100) x 320000
                              = (4 x 320000)/100
                             = 1280000/100
                             = 12800
Increased population = 12800


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem population of a town was 320000.
Step 2:
he population increased by 4%. What was the increase population.
Step 3:
Now we have to find 4% of total population.

Solution for question 10


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Total salary = $2800
Percentage of his savings = 20%
His savings amount = 20% of Total salary
                             = 20% of 2800
                             = (20/100) x 2800
                             = (20 x 2800)/100
                             = 56000/100
                              = $560
Amount saved by the person = $560


jQuery UI Accordion - Default functionality
Step 1:
In this problem a gentleman gets a salary of 2800 per month.
Step 2:
He saves 20% of his salary.
Step 3:
Now we have to find his savings.To solve this problem we have find the 20% of 2800.


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