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

If 180 decreases to 162, by what percentage has it decreased? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if 160 is reduced to 88. % Correct Wrong

If 140 decreases to 126, by what percentage has it decreased? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if 40 is reduced to 24. % Correct Wrong

Yesterday 1000 flies were eaten by frogs in the park. Today the number of flies decreased to 700 flies. By what percentage has the number of flies eaten decreased?
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By what percentage is 220 less than 250? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if a computer game score of 650 is reduced to 546 due to penalty points. % Correct Wrong

12384 people entered the Trantown Marathon this year. That's a decrease on last year's entries. Last year 14400 people entered. What percentage has the number of entries decreased from last year to this year? % Correct Wrong

The number of people watching the Cliff Diving Monkeys YouTube video on the first day was 99300. On the second day the number of people viewing it was reduced to 22839. What is this reduction expressed as a percentage? % Correct Wrong

This year only 45425 peopled auditioned for Z Factor compared to 57500 last year. By what percentage has the number of people decreased since last year? % Correct Wrong

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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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