Percentages Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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This question was suggested by Tahlia, Bunbury, Western Australia

2. If 20% of the population of a country is 11 million. What is the population of that country?

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3. Which is worth more? 30% of £90 or 90% of £30

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This question was suggested by Bubbles, Kingsmead School

4. 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)?

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This question was suggested by Tristan L, Wellington, NZ

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

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This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham, England

6. 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?

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7. 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?

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This question was suggested by Toby Mak, Hong Kong

8. What is 1/8 as a percentage?

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This question was suggested by Lorna-Jen Crallan, South Auckland Seventh day Adventist School

9. What is 0.6 as a percentage?

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This question was suggested by Nonny Smith, Bangkok

10. 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?

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This question was suggested by Antonio Giannotta, Isleworth and Syon School, London, UK

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.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file. You can also claim a 'Transum Trophy' by completing this quiz.

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