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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 3: find the percentage increase given the original and final values. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct. You can use a calculator.

Find the percentage increase if 80 increases to 104. % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage increase if 60 increases to 81. % Correct Wrong

If 140 increases to 210, by what percentage has it increased? % Correct Wrong

Yesterday a painting was valued at £261. Last year it had been valued at £180. By what percentage had the valuation increased?Artist % Correct Wrong

At the last count there were 300 cars passing a junction each hour. Two years ago there were only 250 cars passing the junction each hour. By what percentage has the number of cars increased? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage increase in the number of butterflies estimated in a butterfly farm. Last year the estimate was 700 and this year it was 910. % Correct Wrong

There are now 360 fans of the Wolftree Football Club. Last year there were only 300 fans. By what percentage has the number of fans increased? % Correct Wrong

The number of Stirbooks coffee shops in the world increased from 19200 to 33024 in the last five years. By what percentage has the number of shops increased? % Correct Wrong

A total of 2900 blades of grass were counted in one square meetre of a lawn. After adding fertiliser the count one month later was 3799 blades, by what percentage had the amount of grass increased? % Correct Wrong

A station could cope with 14200 passengers per day. After extending the platforms and ticket office it could accomodate 14342 passengers per day. Express this increase as a percentage. % Correct Wrong

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This is Percentage Change level 3. You can also try:
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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, 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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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.

Answers to this exercise are available lower down this page when you are logged in to your Transum account. If you don’t yet have a Transum subscription one can be very quickly set up if you are a teacher, tutor or parent.

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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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