# 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?
57%
60%
65%
90%
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?
Rs. 200
Rs. 250
Rs. 300
None of these
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?
Rs. 15
Rs. 15.70
Rs. 19.70
Rs. 20
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.
Rs. 6876.10
Rs. 6999.20
Rs. 6654
Rs. 7000
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:
4.37%
5%
6%
8.75%
 Increase% = 87500 x 100 % = 50%. 175000 Required average = 50 % = 5%. 10