Percentages Practice Problems: Level 02

Q1. Soni is 20 % heavier than Rekha in weight. By how much percent is Rekha lighter than Soni?
A. 20%
B. 25%
C. 16.67%
D. None of these
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Q2. In a class of 72 students, 87.5 % of the students cleared the CAT exam. How many did not clear it?
A. 12
B. 9
C. 18
D. None of these
Q3. The population of a town increases at the rate of 3.7 % each year. It is 31,110 now. What was it last year?
A. 30,000
B. 29,959
C. 30,270
D. None of these
Q4. When the cost of cigarettes increases by 25 %, a man reduces his annual consumption by 10 %. Find the % change in his annual expenditure on cigarettes?
A. 12.5 %
B. 11.11 %
C. 15 %
D. 6.25 %
5. The tax on an article is increased by 20 %. As a result of which the consumption decreases by 25 %. What is the % change in the tax revenue received by the government from this article?
A. 10 % decrease
B. 15 % increase
C. 10 % increase
D. None of these
Q.6. Renuka spends 35 % of her income on clothes and 40 % on food. If food amounts to Rs. 384, what does she spend on clothes (in Rs.)?
A. 436
B. 320
C. 310
D. None of these
Q.7. Kay required Rs. 800 for paying her fees. She borrowed 20 % from her brother and 30 % of the remaining was funded by her mother. In her bank she had Rs. 200. How much more does she need (in Rs.)?
A. 248
B. 336
C. 148
D. 236
Q8. Ali the barber shaved 40 % of his customers and gave a haircut to 80 % of his customers. He charged Rs. 7 for a shave and Rs. 5 for a haircut. If 20 % of customers who opted for a shave also had a hair-cut, what were Khan’s earnings if he had 75 customers (in Rs.)?
A. 410
B. 1,020
C. 510
D. None of these
Q9. Sudhir ate 20 % of the bananas and 30 % of the apples. If there were 40 bananas and 20 apples, how many fruits did he eat?
A. 18
B. 15
C. 16
D. 14
Q10. Alroy gave his sister 40 % of his pocket money and was left with Rs. 8. What is his pocket money (in Rs.)?
A. 20
B. 13.33
C. 11.20
D. 12.80
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