Aptitude - Percentage

Exercise :: Percentage - General Questions

11. 

Three candidates contested an election and received 1136, 7636 and 11628 votes respectively. What percentage of the total votes did the winning candidate get?

A. 57%
B. 60%
C. 65%
D. 90%

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 20400.

Required percentage = 11628 x 100 % = 57%.
20400


12. 

Two tailors X and Y are paid a total of Rs. 550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week?

A. Rs. 200
B. Rs. 250
C. Rs. 300
D. None of these

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Let the sum paid to Y per week be Rs. z.

Then, z + 120% of z = 550.

z + 120 z = 550
100

11 z = 550
5

z = 550 x 5   = 250.
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13. 

Gauri went to the stationers and bought things worth Rs. 25, out of which 30 paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was 6%, then what was the cost of the tax free items?

A. Rs. 15
B. Rs. 15.70
C. Rs. 19.70
D. Rs. 20

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Let the amount taxable purchases be Rs. x.

Then, 6% of x = 30
100

x = 30 x 100 = 5.
100 6

Cost of tax free items = Rs. [25 - (5 + 0.30)] = Rs. 19.70


14. 

Rajeev buys good worth Rs. 6650. He gets a rebate of 6% on it. After getting the rebate, he pays sales tax @ 10%. Find the amount he will have to pay for the goods.

A. Rs. 6876.10
B. Rs. 6999.20
C. Rs. 6654
D. Rs. 7000

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Rebate = 6% of Rs. 6650 = Rs. 6 x 6650 = Rs. 399.
100

Sales tax = 10% of Rs. (6650 - 399) = Rs. 10 x 6251 = Rs. 625.10
100

Final amount = Rs. (6251 + 625.10) = Rs. 6876.10

Video Explanation: https://youtu.be/XuiggCTh3SU


15. 

The population of a town increased from 1,75,000 to 2,62,500 in a decade. The average percent increase of population per year is:

A. 4.37%
B. 5%
C. 6%
D. 8.75%

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Increase in 10 years = (262500 - 175000) = 87500.

Increase% = 87500 x 100 % = 50%.
175000

Required average = 50 % = 5%.
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