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**Percentage Questions**1.1.Inn election between two candidates, one got 55% of the total valid votes, 20% of the votes were invalid. If the total number of votes was 7500, the number of valid votes that the other candidate got, was :

A) 2500

B) 2700

C) 2900

D) 3100

2.Fresh fruit contains 68% water and dry fruit contains 20% water. How much dry fruit can be obtained from 100 kg of fresh fruits ?

A) 20

B) 30

C) 40

D) 50

3.The value of a machine depreciates at the rate of 10% every year. It was purchased 3 years ago. If its present value is Rs. 8748, its purchase price was :

A) 10000

B) 12000

C) 14000

D) 16000

4.405 sweets were distributed equally among children in such a way that the number of sweets received by each child is 20% of the total number of children. How many sweets did each child recieve ?

A) 9

B) 10

C) 11

D) 12

5.Gaurav spends 30% of his monthly income on food articles, 40% of the remaining on conveyance and clothes and saves 50% of the remaining. If his monthly salary is Rs. 18,400, how much money does he save every month ?

A) 3864

B) 4903

C) 5849

D) 6789

6.A salesman gets commission on total sales at 9%. If the sale is exceeded Rs.10,000 he gets an additional commission as bonus of 3% on the excess of sales over Rs.10,000. If he gets total commission of Rs.1380, then the bonus he received is:

A) Rs.180

B) Rs.120

C) Rs.480

D) data insufficient

7.In an election only two candidates contested 20% of the voters did not vote and 120 votes were declared as invalid. The winner got 200 votes more than his opponent thus he secured 41% votes of the total voters on the voter list. Percentage votes of the defeated candidate out of the total votes casted is:

A) 47.5%

B) 41%

C) 38%

D) 45%

8.A housewife saved Rs. 2.50 in buying an item on sale. If she spent Rs. 25 for the item, approximately how much percent she saved in the transaction ?

A) 8

B) 9

C) 10

D) 11

9.The population of a town was 1,60,000 three years ago, If it increased by 3%, 2.5% and 5% respectively in the last three years, then the present population in

A) 155679

B) 167890

C) 179890

D) 177366

10.In a History examination, the average for the entire class was 80 marks. If 10% of the students scored 35 marks and 20% scored 90 marks, what was the average marks of the remaining students of the class ?

A) 25

B) 50

C) 75

D) 100

*SOLUTIONS:*1.Answer: B) 2700

Explanation:

Total number of votes = 7500

Given that 20% of Percentage votes were invalid

=> Valid votes = 80%

Total valid votes = 7500*(80/100)

1st candidate got 55% of the total valid votes.

Hence the 2nd candidate should have got 45% of the total valid votes

=> Valid votes that 2nd candidate got = total valid votes x (45/100)

7500*(80/100)*(45/100) = 2700

2.

Given, fresh fruit has 68% water.so remaining 32% is fruit content. weight of fresh fruits is 100kg

Dry fruit has 20% water.so remaining 80% is fruit content.let weight if dry fruit be y kg.

Fruit % in freshfruit = Fruit% in dryfruitTherefore, (32/100) x 100 = (80/100 ) x y

we get, y = 40 kg.

3.

4.Explanation:

Let the total number of children be x.

Then, x * (20% of x) = 405

=> x * 20x/100 = 405

15x2 = 405

=> x=45

Number of sweets received by each child = 20% of 45 = 9.

5.Answer: A) 3864

Explanation:

Saving = 50% of (100 - 40)% of (100 - 30)% of Rs. 18,400 = Rs. (50/100 * 60/100 * 70/100 * 18400) = Rs. 3864.

6.

7.Explanation:

Let there be x voters and k votes goes to loser then

0.8x - 120 = k + (k + 200)

k+200 = 0.41x

=> k = 1440

and (k + 200) =1640

Therefore 1440/3200 x 100 = 45%

8.Explanation:

Actual price = Rs. (25 + 2.50) = Rs. 27.50.

Saving = 2.50

Percentage Saving = [(2.50/27.50)*100]

= 2500/275

= 9111%

≈9%

9.Answer: D) 177366

Explanation:

Present population = 160000 * (1 + 3/100)(1 + 5/200)(1 + 5/100)= 177366

10.Explanation:

Let the number of students in the class be 100 and let this required average be x.

Then, (10 * 95) + (20 * 90) + (70 * x) = (100 * 80)

=> 70x = 8000 - (950 + 1800) = 5250

=> x = 75