Percentages Multiple Choice Topic Test

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Percentages Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of percentages with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Percentages multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. What is 1/8 as a percentage?

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This question was suggested by Lorna-Jen Crallan, South Auckland Seventh day Adventist School

2. If 20% of the population of a country is 11 million. What is the population of that country?

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3. A school has five one hour periods. If on average 3 minutes of each period are wasted with settling down and 3 minutes wasted packing away, how much of your learning time is wasted?

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This question was suggested by Antonio Giannotta, Isleworth and Syon School, London, UK

4. If one tie is £100 and there is 60% off in a sale, how much is the tie now?

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This question was suggested by Eilish, Benet Biscop Northumberland

5. Which is worth more? 30% of £90 or 90% of £30

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This question was suggested by Bubbles, Kingsmead School

6. What is 60% of 240?

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7. what is 10% of £75?

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This question was suggested by Jack, Muzza and Lois, Manchester England

8. If Sara has £15.40 and Jayne has only 10% of this amount, how much does Jayne have?

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This question was suggested by Terry, Yorkshire

9. Which decimal is the same as 4%?

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This question was suggested by Mrs Pointon, London

10. Sally saves 10% of her weekly wage, spends 65% on rent and food, spends 15% on clothes/entertainment and gives the remaining £17.24 to charity. What is Sally's weekly wage?

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This question was suggested by Nella Adila, Sheffield

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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