Basic Percentages Exercises
Here you'll find quite a few percentage questions - Some of them quite easy. All in all, a good warm-up for the brain.
1. A washing machine sells for £240 after a discount of 20 % on its original price. Find the original price.
2. The price of a bicycle increases by 10 % to £198. Find the price before the increase.
3. A new car falls in value by 25 % in a year. After a year it is worth £ 9 600. Find the price of the car when it was new.
4. A pack of washing powder is advertised as '20 % extra powder'. If it contains 1.32 kg, what would the original pack contain?
5. A shop sells 300 radios in a year. If this is an increase of 50 % on sales the previous year, how many radios were sold the year before?
6. A large company says it has increased the number of people it employs by 35 % to 3240. How many people did it employ before the increase?
7. A car salesman is paid a commission on sales of 3 %. How much will he earn if he sells a car for £12950?
8. The value of a car bought for £12500 falls by 15 % in a year. What is the new value?
9. Marian earns £ 16 500 a year. If she gets a pay rise of 4 %, how much will the increase be?
10. A computer costs £ 1,200. In a year its value falls by 35 %. What is it worth after a year?
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