Percents – Percent Word Problems
In this assessment, you will encounter a number of different questions that will assess both your understanding of mathematics and your ability to reason quantitatively.
Instructions
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Do not use a calculator in this assessment. You shouldn’t need one to answer these questions, and the extra practice with arithmetic (long division, multidigit multiplication, etc.) will just make you a better math student!
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You may encounter different types of questions:
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 You will see several answer choices, but only one will be correct.
 Select the correct answer choice.
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 You will not see any answer choices, and only one answer is correct.
 Type your answer into the space provided.
 For fractions, input your answer as “#/#” without the quotation marks, replacing the # with numbers. For example:
 to input an answer of \(\frac{1}{2}\), type “1/2” without the quotation marks.
 For decimals less than 1, input your answer with a leading zero. For example:
 to input an answer of \(0.5\), type “0.5” without the quotation marks.
 For whole numbers, just type the number into the space provided. For example:
 to input an answer of \(5\), type “5” without quotation marks.
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 You will see several answer choices, but one or more may be correct.
 Select all correct answer choices.
Tips
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 These aren’t basic math questions – they’re tricky! Read closely and make sure you know what’s being asked.
 Do calculations on paper with a pencil. You don’t get extra credit for answering in your head!
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Question 1 of 20
1. Question
On Monday, the value of one share of Stock A was \($1{,}000\). On Tuesday. The value dropped by \(80\)%. On Wednesday, the value increased by \(80\)%. What was the value of one share of Stock A on Wednesday?
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Question 2 of 20
2. Question
Yesterday, Kelli drank \(8\) glasses of water. Today, she drank \(75\)% more glasses of water than she did yesterday. How many glasses of water did Kelli drink today?
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Question 3 of 20
3. Question
Roshan solved \(140\) math problems this week. This is \(25\)% more math problems than he solved last week. How many math problems did Roshan solve last week?
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Question 4 of 20
4. Question
Ziyi went bowling one afternoon and scored a total of \(800\) points. She scored \(280\) points in her final game. What percent of her points for the day were scored in her final game?
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Question 5 of 20
5. Question
Using the information given, compare the quantity in Column A to the quantity in Column B.
Hector spent \(40\)% of his money on dinner. He spent \(30\)% of his remaining money on a movie ticket.
Column A
The percent of his money Hector has left after dinner and the movieColumn B
\(58\)%CorrectIncorrect 
Question 6 of 20
6. Question
Yolanda rescued \(360\) cats last year. This year, she rescued \(2.5\)% fewer cats than last year. How many cats did Yolanda rescue this year?
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Question 7 of 20
7. Question
Olu mowed \(480\) lawns this summer. This is \(20\)% fewer lawns than she mowed last summer. How many lawns did Olu mow last summer?
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Question 8 of 20
8. Question
Dwayne drove \(3{,}000\) miles in the month of July, \(240\) of which were driven on July 3. What percent of his monthly mileage for July was driven on July 3?
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Question 9 of 20
9. Question
Using the information given, compare the quantity in Column A to the quantity in Column B.
Edith bought \(64\) books to read over the summer She read \(25\)% of the books she bought in the first week of summer, and \(25\)% of the remaining books in the second week.
Column A
The number of books she had left to read over the rest of the summerColumn B
\(32\)CorrectIncorrect 
Question 10 of 20
10. Question
A factory produced \(350{,}000\) phones in October. It produced \(28\)% more phones in November than in October. How many phones did the factory produce in October and November?
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Question 11 of 20
11. Question
Using the information given, compare the quantity in Column A to the quantity in Column B.
A school ordered \(650\) pencils this September. This was \(30\)% more pencils than they ordered last September.
Column A
The number of pencils the school ordered last SeptemberColumn B
\(455\)CorrectIncorrect 
Question 12 of 20
12. Question
A builder plans to use \(32{,}000\) bricks to build a house. She has used \(20{,}000\) bricks so far. What percent of the planned total number of bricks has she used so far?
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Question 13 of 20
13. Question
Hermione bought a book on Saturday and read \(20\)% of the book that same day. She read \(25\)% of the remaining pages on Sunday.
Column A The number of pages she read on Saturday
Column B The number of pages she read on Sunday
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Question 14 of 20
14. Question
A film grossed \($75\) million in its opening weekend. This amount was \(30\)% of the amount of money the film cost to produce. How much money did the film cost to produce?
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Question 15 of 20
15. Question
A wedding photographer took \(800\) photographs for Anne’s wedding. He took \(35\)% fewer photographs for Sidney’s wedding. How many photos did he take for Sidney’s wedding?
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Question 16 of 20
16. Question
A restaurant ordered \(1{,}200\) pounds of onions this week, which was \(125\)% of the number of pounds of onions it ordered last week. How many pounds of onions did the restaurant order last week?
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Question 17 of 20
17. Question
Using the information given, compare the quantity in Column A to the quantity in Column B.
A salesperson sold \(52\) cars in 2018. She sold \(200\)% more cars in 2019 than she sold in 2018.
Column A
The total number of cars she sold in 2018 and 2019Column B
\(156\)CorrectIncorrect 
Question 18 of 20
18. Question
A birdwatcher saw \(234\) birds in a park one day in May. This was \(225\)% more birds than she saw the last time she was in the park one month earlier. How many birds did she see the last time she was in the park?
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Question 19 of 20
19. Question
\(250\) blue shirts were delivered to a clothing store ordered the morning of a sale. By the end of the day, the store had \(80\) of the shirts that were delivered left. What percent of the delivered blue shirts were sold?
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Question 20 of 20
20. Question
Andrea raised \($125\) for a charity fundraiser. Bea raised \($500\). What percent of Andrea’s total did Bea raise?
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