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Worksheet: Percent of a Number

Q1:

What is 5 0 % of $18?

Q2:

What is 4 0 % of $25?

Q3:

What is 8 0 % of $10?

Q4:

Jennifer received salary raise of 4 % . Before the raise, she was making $37 300 per year. How much more will she earn the following year?

Q5:

James’s MP3 player has about 230 songs. If he listened to 5 4 % of them, how many songs is this? Round to the nearest whole number.

Q6:

A company spends 45% of its expenditure on staff. Knowing that staff expenditure amounts to 20 million dollars, what is the total expenditure, in dollars, of the company? Give your answer in millions correct to one decimal place.

Q7:

What is 1 2 . 5 % of 408?

Q8:

If 6 0 % of a number is 48, what is 8 0 % of the same number?

Q9:

Using the frequency table, find the percentage who have reading as a hobby. Give your answer rounded to the nearest integer.

Hobby Singing Drawing Acting Reading Music Total
Number of Students 7 11 9 6 5 38

Q10:

The total cost of a meal in a restaurant is $41.87, including tax. If Charlotte left $8 for a tip, estimate the percentage of her tip.

Q11:

The graph shows the results of a poll of 4 532 radio listeners. To the nearest whole number, how many more people listen to the radio in the gym than in the car?

Q12:

What percent of 30 is 1.1? Round the result to the nearest tenth.

Q13:

Of the 15 arrows shot by an archer, 8 landed on the bullseye mark. To the nearest tenth, determine the percent of those arrows.

Q14:

A police station recorded 127 complaints for theft last year and 158 this year. What percent of the number of last year’s complaints is the number of complaints recorded this year? Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

  • A24%
  • B80%
  • C20%
  • D124%
  • E31%

Q15:

Estimate seventy-eight percent of thirty.

  • A30
  • B79
  • C42
  • D24
  • E8

Q16:

Of the 325 residents in a neighborhood, 162 volunteered at the local orphanage. Find, to the nearest whole percent, the percent of residents who did NOT volunteer?

Q17:

Estimate the following: 9 0 % of 91.

  • A18
  • B19
  • C20
  • D81
  • E10

Q18:

The table shows the results of a survey about the favorite fruits of 600 people. Of those surveyed, how many do not prefer watermelon?

Fruit Watermelon Grapes Mango
Percentage 3 0 % 4 1 % 2 9 %

Q19:

Two shops have special offers available to buy the same t-shirt. The first one is a discount of 1 7 % on a normal selling price of 488 LE, and the second one is a 1 3 % discount on a normal selling price of 562 LE. Which offer will mean you pay the least for the t-shirt?

  • Athe first offer
  • Bthe second offer

Q20:

A butcher reported that his sales figures for the current year were 8 7 % of last year’s figures. Given that he sold 2 990 kg of produce this year, determine how many kilograms he sold last year, giving your answer to the nearest kilogram.

Q21:

A tailor had 38.2 yards of fabric. She used 3 1 % of it to make dresses. Determine, correct to one decimal place, the number of yards of fabric she used.

Q22:

In a town of 58 800 houses, about 5 5 % of the houses have pools. Determine the number of houses that have pools in this town.

Q23:

Mr. Matthew surveyed 302 students regarding their favorite kind of juice. The table shows the results of the survey.

Favorite Juice Mixed Fruit Apple Orange Grape
Percent of Students 2 9 % 3 8 % 1 1 % 2 2 %

Which of the following is the best estimate for the number of students who prefer mixed fruit?

  • A30 students
  • B120 students
  • C210 students
  • D90 students
  • E60 students

Q24:

A collector sold his artifacts to 4 0 % of the people who attended the auction. If 90 people attended the auction, determine how many people the collector sold his artifacts to.

Q25:

Scarlett spent 58 hours studying English and biology this month. She spent 36 hours studying English. Which of the following is the closest approximation for the percentage of hours she spent studying biology?

  • A 6 6 2 3 %
  • B 2 3 1 3 %
  • C 1 8 2 3 %
  • D 3 3 1 3 %
  • E 4 8 1 3 %