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Percentage Questions with Answers for Quantitative Aptitude

Question 1
5% of income of Parul is equal to 15% of incomes of Krishna and 10% of income of krishna is equal to 20% of income of Usha. If usha's income is Rs. 2000, then the total income of Parul, Krishna and Usha is:
A
Rs. 14000
B
Rs. 20000
C
Rs. 18000
D
Rs. 6000
Question 2
A candidate gets 71% of votes and wins the election by 756 votes. If there are two candidates then the total number of votes is
A
1,860
B
1,850
C
1,890
D
1,800
Question 3
What percent of 8.25 m is 75 cm?
A
150/11%
B
80/11%
C
100/11%
D
75/11%
Question 4
The price of sugar increases by 32%. A family reduces its consumption so that the expenditure of the sugar is up by 10% only. If the total consumption of sugar before the price rise was 10 kg per month, then the consumption of sugar per month at present (in kg) is
A
8.33
B
8.5
C
8.75
D
9
Question 5
In a fraction, if numerator is increased by 40% and denominator is increased by 80%, then what fraction of the original is the new fraction?

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A
7/18
B
7/9
C
½
D
Date inadequate
Question 6
Vishal’s basic pay for a 40 hour week is Rs. 2000. Overtime is paid for at 25% above the basic rate. In a certain week, he worked overtime and his total wage was Rs. 2500. He, therefore worked for a total of:
A
48 hours
B
47 hours
C
45 hours
D
50 hours
Question 7
Prachi has to obtain 33% of the total marks to pass. She got 125 marks and failed by 40 marks. The maximum marks are:
A
300
B
800
C
500
D
1000
Question 8
Express 5/2 as rate percent.

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A
270%
B
250%
C
180%
D
240%
Question 9
A number, when 35 is subtracted from it, reduces to its 80 percent. What is four-fifth of that number?
A
120
B
140
C
90
D
70
Question 10
The price of a Maruti car rises by 30% while the sales of the car comes down by 20%. What is the percentage change in the total revenue?
A
- 2%
B
- 4%
C
+ 2%
D
+ 4%
Question 11
The value of a scooter depreciates at the rate of 10% per annum. If its present value is Rs. 162000, what was the value of the machine 2 year ago?
A
Rs. 200000
B
Rs. 220000
C
Rs. 224000
D
Rs. 186000
Question 12
The salaries of Kavish, Sumit and Himanshu together amount to Rs. 333, if they spend 80%, 85% and 75% of their respective salaries. If their savings are 7 : 6 : 9, then their respective salaries are
A
Rs. 102, Rs. 118, Rs. 113
B
Rs. 85, Rs. 125, Rs. 123
C
None of these
D
Rs. 105, Rs. 120, Rs. 108
Question 13
Inder bought 5 pens, 7 pencils and 4 erasers. Rekhaa bought 6 pens, 8 erasers and 14 pencils for an amount which was half more what Inder had paid. What percent of the total amount paid by Inder was paid for the pens?
A
50%
B
None of these
C
37.5%
D
62.5%
Question 14
17.5% of the cadidates in an examination were girls, 75%, of the boys and 62.5% of the girls passed and 342 girls failed. The number of boys failed was:
A
380
B
350
C
360
D
370
Question 15
Ramit earns x% on the first Rs.2,000 and y% on the rest of his income. If he earns Rs.700 from Rs.4,000 and Rs.900 from Rs.5,000 of income, find x%.
A
25%
B
15%
C
20%
D
None of these
Question 16
The cost price of an article is 7840. To gain 7%, the article should be sold at
A
8383.80
B
8388.80
C
8833.80
D
8000
Question 17
The price of a T.V. set is decreased by 25% as a result of which the sale increased by 20%. What will be the effect on the total revenue of the shop?

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A
No effect
B
5% decrease
C
10% increase
D
None of these
Question 18
The price of a table is Rs. 400 more than that of a chair. If 6 tables and 6 chairs together cost Rs. 4800, by what percent is the price of the chair less than that of the table?
A
400
B
200
C
None of these
D
100
Question 19
The price of wheat falls by 16%. By what percentage a person can increase the consumption of wheat so that his overall budget does not change?
A
19.047%
B
18%
C
18.5%
D
16%
Question 20
Fresh fruit contains 68% water and dry fruit contains 20% water. How much dry fruit can be obtained from 100 kg of fresh fruits?
A
40 kg
B
80 kg
C
32 kg
D
52 kg
Question 21
Salaries of Anushka, Versha and Anjali are in the ratio 1:2:3. Salary of Versha and Anjali together is Rs. 60000. By what percent is salary of Anjali more than that of Anushka?
A
300
B
200
C
600
D
100
Question 22
Mr. Rajneesh gave 40% of the money he had to his wife Vanika. He also gave 20% of the remaining amount to his 3 sons. Half of the amount now left was spent on miscellaneous items and the remaining amount of Rs.12000 was deposited in the bank. How much money did Mr. Rajneesh have initially?
A
100000
B
96800
C
125000
D
120000
Question 23
A reduction of 20% in the price of rice enables a person to buy 3.5 kg more for Rs. 77. then the original price per kg is
A
Rs. 4.50
B
Rs. 5.50
C
Rs. 4.00
D
Rs. 5.00
Question 24
If the price of tea falls by 18%, by how much per cent must a house holder increase its consumption, so as not to decrease its expenditure on tea?
A
22.45%
B
23.55%
C
21.95%
D
23.45%
Question 25
The length and breadth of a square are increased by 40% and 30% respectively. The area of the resulting rectangle exceeds the area of the square by?
A
42%
B
None of these
C
82%
D
62%
Question 26
Sixty five percent of a number is 21 less than four fifth of that number. What is the number ?
A
180
B
120
C
160
D
140
Question 27
Prabhas earned 40% more money than Rakesh. Rakesh earned 20% less than Shweta. Prabhas earned more than Shweta by:
A
25%
B
12%
C
10%
D
20%
Question 28
A building worth Rs 133,100 is constructed on land worth Rs. 72,900. After how many years will the value of both be the same if land appreciates at 10% pa. and building depreciates at 10% p.a. ?
A
2.5
B
2
C
1.5
D
3
Question 29
Yashvi scored 30% marks and failed by 15 marks. Poorvi scored 40% marks and obtained 35 marks more than those required to pass. The pass percentage is

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A
43%
B
46%
C
33%
D
38%
Question 30
When the price of eggs is reduced by 20% it enables a man to buy 20 more eggs for Rs. 40. Then the reduced price per egg is

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A
40 paise
B
38 paise
C
44 paise
D
42 paise
Question 31
When any number is divided by 12, then fraction becomes 1/4th of the other number, by how much percent first number is greater than the second number?
A
300
B
200
C
Date inadequate
D
150
Question 32
In an examination, 34% of the candidates fail in Arithmetic and 42% in English. If 20% fail in Arithmetic and English, the percentage of those passing in both subjects is
A
46
B
45
C
44
D
47
Question 33
A ball pen factory decided to reduce its production by 10% over that of previous month for next 3 months starting from February 1994. In January 1994, it produced 3000 ball pens. How many ball pens were produced in March 1994?

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A
2430
B
2400
C
2700
D
2187
There are 33 questions to complete.

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