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Percentage Change

Test your understanding of using percentages with this self marking quiz about percentage change.

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This is level 2: find the new amount after a percentage decrease. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct. You can use a calculator.

If 160 is decreased by 15%, what is the result? Correct Wrong

Lyndsay read 80 pages of her book yesterday. Today she read 50% fewer pages. How many pages did she read today? Correct Wrong

Julie sent 60 emails last month. This month she sent 5% less. How many emails did she send this month? Correct Wrong

What number is 60% less than 200? Correct Wrong

Decrease 300 by 32%. Correct Wrong

When Two Directions released their first album, 800 copies were downloaded in the first week. For their second album 12% fewer copies were downloaded. How many copies of their second album were downloaded? Correct Wrong

ChefRaymond decided to order 28% less sugar for his restaurants than last year. If he ordered 500kg last year what weight of sugar should he order this year? kg Correct Wrong

Mark did 89300 press ups last month. This month he will do 61% fewer press ups. How many press ups will he do this month? Correct Wrong

Find the new amount if 31900 is decreased by 57%. Correct Wrong

Find the new amount if 93300 is decreased by 87%. Correct Wrong


This is Percentage Change level 2. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6


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Description of Levels



Simple Percentages

Level 1 - Find the new amount after a percentage increase.

Level 2 - Find the new amount after a percentage decrease.

Level 3 - Find the percentage increase given the original and final values.

Level 4 - Find the percentage decrease given the original and final values.

Level 5 - Find the original amount after a percentage increase or decrease given the final value.

Level 6 - Mixed questions.

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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You may want to use a calculator for some of the questions. See Calculator Workout skill 3.

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