Exercise :: Percentage  General Questions
 Percentage  Important Formulas
 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? 

Answer: Option A Explanation: Total number of votes polled = (1136 + 7636 + 11628) = 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? 

Answer: Option B Explanation: Let the sum paid to Y per week be Rs. z. Then, z + 120% of z = 550.

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? 

Answer: Option C Explanation: Let the amount taxable purchases be Rs. x.
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. 

Answer: Option A Explanation:
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: 

Answer: Option B Explanation: Increase in 10 years = (262500  175000) = 87500.
