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Percentage Change

Practise calculating percentage increase and percentage decrease in this set of exercises.

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This is level 1: find the new amount after a percentage increase. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct. You can use a calculator.

1. If 100 is increased by 20%, what is the result? Correct Wrong

2. Shona ate 40 grapes yesterday. Today she eats 95% more than yesterday. How many grapes did she eat today?Grapes Correct Wrong

3. John took 180 photographs last month. This month he took 25% more. How many photographs did he take this month?

Camera
Correct Wrong

4. What number is 35% more than 80? Correct Wrong

5. Increase 150 by 16%. Correct Wrong

6. Last time Orange Floyd released an album, 1000 copies were downloaded in the first 24 hours. By the end of the first week fans had downloaded 20% more copies. How many albums had been downloaded in total at the end of the first week?

Guitars
Correct Wrong

7. Jamie decided to order 36% more flour for his restaurants than last year. If he ordered 750kg last year what weight of flour should he order this year? kg Correct Wrong

8. Judith swam 23000 metres last month. Her target for this month is to swim 62% more metres than last month. How many metres must she swim this month to achieve her target?

Swimmer
m Correct Wrong

9. Find the new amount if 28200 is increased by 68%. Correct Wrong

10. Find the new amount if 59500 is increased by 89%. Correct Wrong

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This is Percentage Change level 1. You can also try:
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7

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Simple Percentages - A good place to start.

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.

Level 7 - Challenging questions.

Switch - Practise percentage increase and decrease calculations by completing this table.

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See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

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