# Percentages Multiple Choice Topic Test

## Test your understanding of percentages with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Percentages multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. Mr Young deposits \$30,000 with a bank that pays an interest of 5%. How much simple interest in total will been earned by the end of the third year?

 A. \$4500 B. \$1575 C. \$1653.75 D. \$4728.75 E. \$3075 This question was suggested by Toby Mak, Hong Kong

2. Two cities, Aleph and Beth, are 144 km apart. A full tank of petrol allows me to travel 900 km. What is the percentage of petrol used up to travel from Aleph to Beth?

 A. 10% B. 12.5% C. 14.4% D. 16% E. 20% This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

3. A school has five one hour periods. If on average 3 minutes of each period are wasted with settling down and 3 minutes wasted packing away, how much of your learning time is wasted?

 A. 6% B. 10% C. 30% D. 3% E. 20% This question was suggested by Antonio Giannotta, Isleworth and Syon School, London, UK

4. A top costs £36 before a sale. It has 15% off. How much does the top cost during the sale?

 A. £32.40 B. £31.60 C. £31.20 D. £30.60 E. £30.40 This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham, England

5. What is 12% of 900?

 A. 99 B. 100 C. 109 D. 108 E. 121 This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham, England

6. Georgina got 43/50 in her Maths test. What percentage did she get?

 A. 92% B. 72% C. 86% D. 83% E. 79% This question was suggested by Tahlia, Bunbury, Western Australia

7. If one tie is £100 and there is 60% off in a sale, how much is the tie now?

 A. £40 B. £100 C. £60 D. £20 E. £10 This question was suggested by Eilish, Benet Biscop Northumberland

8. 1/5 of a large wall was covered in red paint, 1/10 in blue paint, and 1/4 in green paint. What percentage of the whole wall is covered in paint (of any colour)?

 A. 19% B. 32% C. 55% D. 50% E. 68% This question was suggested by Tristan L, Wellington, NZ

9. A jacket is on sale. It normally costs £65 but today it is on special offer. You can buy it for 20% off the normal price. How much is the sale price?

 A. £56 B. £60 C. £6.50 D. £50.60 E. £52

10. If one third of a class gets 30% on a test, and the rest get 60%, what is the class average?

 A. 33% B. 60% C. 50% D. 54% E. 36.66666% This question was suggested by Jane Carroll, Perth, Australia

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, 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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