Aptitude - Percentage
Exercise : Percentage - General Questions
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- 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
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?
Answer: Option
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. | |
11 |
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
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.
Answer: Option
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
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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
Explanation:
Increase in 10 years = (262500 - 175000) = 87500.
Increase% = | 87500 | x 100 | % = 50%. | |
175000 |
Required average = | 50 | % = 5%. | |
10 |
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