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Percentages Word Problems 
The Daily News reported that 54% of people surveyed said that they would vote for Larry Salva for mayor. Based on the survey results, if 23,500 people vote in the election, how many people are expected to vote for Mr. Salva?
18100
4350
12690
10810
In Danielâ€™s ï¬fth grade class, 37.5% of the 24 students walk to school. One third of the walkers got a ride to school today from their parents. How many walkers got a ride to school from their parents today?
9
3
12
2
Oscarâ€™s Oil Company gives customers a 5% discount if they pay their bill within 10 days. The Stevensâ€™ oil bill is $178. How much do they save if they pay the bill within 10 days?
$5.00
$8.90
$17.80
$14.60
A tent originally sold for $260 and has been marked down to $208. What is the percent of discount?
20%
52%
18%
25%
What is 19% of 26?
19
5
21.06
4.94
What percent of the ï¬gure below is shaded?
50%
75%
80%
65%
1,152 out of 3,600 people surveyed said that they work more than 40 hours per week. What percent of the people surveyed said that they work more than 40 hours per week?
32%
40%
3.1%
24%
The price of heating oil rose from $1.10 per gallon to $1.43 per gallon. What is the percent of increase?
30%
23%
33%
27%
A coat that costs $72 is marked up 22%. What is the new price of the coat?
$78.22
$87.84
$96.14
$56.16
Nick paid $68.25 for a coat, including sales tax of 5%. What was the original price of the coat before tax?
$65.00
$65.25
$63.25
$64.84
450 girls were surveyed about their favorite sport, 24% said that basketball is their favorite sport, 13% said that ice hockey is their favorite sport, and 41% said that softball is their favorite sport. The remaining girls said that ï¬eld hockey is their favorite sport. What percent of the girls surveyed said that ï¬eld hockey is their favorite sport?
78%
37%
35%
22%
Rebecca is 12.5% taller than Debbie. Debbie is 64 inches tall. How tall is Rebecca?
8 inches
72 inches
42 inches
56 inches
Last year, a math textbook cost $54. This year the cost is 107% of what it was last year. What is this yearâ€™s cost?
$59.78
$57.78
$61.00
$50.22
Lindsay purchased a pocketbook for $45 and a pair of shoes for $55. The sales tax on the items was 6%. How much sales tax did she pay?
$3.30
$2.70
$6.60
$6.00
The Hamden Town Manager wants to know what percent of the snow removal budget has already been spent. The budget for snow removal is $130,000. It has been an exceptionally snowy year, and they have already spent $100,000 for snow removal. What percent of the budget has already been spent?
70%
30%
77%
72%
Brian is a real estate agent. He makes a 2.5% commission on each sale. During the month of June he sold three houses. The houses sold for$153000, $299000, and $121000. What was Brianâ€™s total commission on these three sales?
$11460
$3825
$14325
$143250
Peter purchased 14 new baseball cards for his collection. This increased the size of his collection by 35%. How many baseball cards does Peter now have?
34
5
40
54
There are 81 women teachers at Russell High. If 45% of the teachers in the school are women, how many teachers are there at Russell High?
205
36
165
180
The football boosters club had 80 Tshirts made to sell at football games. By midOctober, they had only 12 left. What percent of the shirts had been sold?
40%
85%
15%
60%
Christie purchased a scarf marked $15.50 and gloves marked $5.50. Both items were on sale for 20% off the marked price. Christie paid 5% sales tax on her purchase. How much did she spend?
$16.80
$26.46
$17.64
$25.20
Wendy bought a book and the sales tax on the book was $2.12. If the sales tax is 8%, what was the price of the book?
$26.50
$265.00
$16.96
$24.76
Julie had $500. She spent 20% of it on clothes and then 25% of the remaining money on CDs. How much money did Julie spend?
$300
$250
$200
$225
64% of the students in the school play are boys. If there are 75 students in the play, how many are boys?
45
27
48
64
In Kimmiâ€™s fourth grade class, 8 out of the 20 students walk to school. What percent of the students in her class walk to school?
45%
50%
40%
35%
A family may deduct 24% of their childcare expenses from their income tax owed. If a family had $1,345 in childcare expenses, how much can they deduct?
$322.80
$1022.20
$789.70
$345.00
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