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Express as a Percentage

This self-marking quiz requires you to work out what one quantity is as a percentage of another.

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This is level 1; Express one number as a percentage of another. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 questions correct.



1. What is 28 as a percentage of 50 ?
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2. What is 6 as a percentage of 20 ?
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3. What is 41 as a percentage of 100 ?
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4. What percentage of the baloons are red?
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5. What percentage of these sheep are not red?
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6. Express 96 as a percentage of 200.
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7. Express 200 as a percentage of 500.
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8. Express 11 as a percentage of 110.
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9. Express 17 as a percentage of 85.
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10. Express 8 as a percentage of 32.
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11. Polly Stitching scored 33 out of 44 in a spelling test. What is Polly's score expressed as a percentage?

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12. For a TV reality show 88 thousand people voted to evict Percy Cod. 160 thousand votes were cast altogether. What percentage of the votes were for Percy?
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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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Level 1 - Express one number as a percentage of another.

Level 2 - Express one amount of money as a percentage of another.

Level 3 - Express one quantity as a percentage of another quantity with different units.

Level 4 - More difficult questions where the answers require rounding.

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