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Lesson Worksheet: Estimating Percentage Mathematics • 6th Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice estimating a percentage of a whole and estimating percentages in real-life situations.


According to a survey, about 50% of people prefer dark chocolate over white chocolate. Which of the numbers below is the nearest to the number of people who prefer dark chocolate out of 199 people?

  • A50
  • B190
  • C149
  • D140
  • E100


While in Greece, Daniel spent 9 hours and 45 minutes visiting monuments. He spent 20% of the time visiting old temples. Which of the following represents about how much time he spent visiting old temples?

  • A1 h
  • B7 h
  • C11 h
  • D2 h


Estimate the following: 21% of 52.


Charlotte earned $299 last month translating 2 documents. Given that 20% of the money she earned was from translating the second document, which of the following is the closest to the amount of money Charlotte earned from translating the second document?

  • A$290
  • B$30
  • C$279
  • D$60
  • E$270


Chloe invested $6,600 in an account with a yearly interest rate of 5%. In how many years will she have $8,910?


Estimate the following: 21% of 50.

  • A10
  • B40
  • C15
  • D30
  • E29


Determine the profit Jacob made in a year from depositing $490,000 in a savings account with an annual interest rate of 4.25%.


Select the best estimate of the following calculation: 79% of 499.

  • A7
  • B6
  • C4
  • D49
  • E9


Last year, 301 students attended a summer camp and 0.7% of them returned this year. Which of the following is closest to the number of students who attended the camp in both years?

  • A9
  • B6
  • C23
  • D3
  • E21


A bookmaker predicts that the Giants are expected to win 36.24% games in an NFL season. They are scheduled to play 30 games. Based on the bookmaker’s prediction, estimate how many games the Giants are expected to win.

  • A11 games
  • B25 games
  • C7 games
  • D17 games
  • E8 games

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