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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 160 decreases to 96, by what percentage has it decreased? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if 20 is reduced to 5. % Correct Wrong

If 80 decreases to 44, by what percentage has it decreased? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if 180 is reduced to 36. % Correct Wrong

Yesterday 850 flies were eaten by frogs in the park. Today the number of flies decreased to 765 flies. By what percentage has the number of flies eaten decreased?
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By what percentage is 980 less than 1000? % Correct Wrong

Find the percentage decrease if a computer game score of 1000 is reduced to 700 due to penalty points. % Correct Wrong

72369 people entered the Trantown Marathon this year. That's a decrease on last year's entries. Last year 73100 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 40800. On the second day the number of people viewing it was reduced to 22032. What is this reduction expressed as a percentage? % Correct Wrong

This year only 26499 peopled auditioned for Z Factor compared to 80300 last year. By what percentage has the number of people decreased since last year? % Correct Wrong

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This is Percentage Change level 4. You can also try:
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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.

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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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