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## Percentage Questions and Answers

**Question : 1** Raman’s salary was decreased by 50% and subsequently increased by 50%. How much percent does he loss ?

A. 60

B. 65

C. 70

D. 75

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**Correct Answer : ** **D**

**Explanation : **

Let the original salary = Rs. 100

It will be 150% of (50% of 100)

= (150/100) * (50/100) * 100 = 75

**Question : 2 ** In a certain school, 20% of students are below 8 years of age. The number of students above 8 years of age is 2/3 of the number of students of 8 years of age which is 48. What is the total number of students in the school?

A. 72

B. 80

C. 120

D. 100

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**Correct Answer : ** **D**

**Explanation : **

Let the number of students be x.

Then, Number of students above 8 years of age = (100 – 20)% of x = 80% of x.

80% of x = 48 + 2/3 of 48

80/100x = 80

x = 100.

**Question : 3 ** Two numbers are less than third number by 30% and 37% respectively. How much percent is the second number less than by the first ?

A. 8%

B. 9%

C. 10%

D. 11%

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**Correct Answer :** **C**

**Explanation : **

Let the third number is x.

then first number = (100-30)% of x

= 70% of x = 7x/10

Second number is (63x/100)

Difference = 7x/10 – 63x/100 = 7x/10

So required percentage is, difference is what percent of first number

=> (7x/100 * 10/7x * 100 )% = 10%

**Question : 4** The ratio 5:20 expressed as percent equals to ?

A. 50 %

B. 125 %

C. 25 %

D. None of above

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**Correct Answer :** **C**

**Explanation : **

Actually it means 5 is what percent of 20, which can be calculated as,

(5/20)*100 = 5 * 5 = 25

**Question : 5 ** What will be the fraction of 20% ?

A. 1/4

B. 1/5

C. 1/10

D. None of above

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**Correct Answer :** **B**

**Explanation : **

It will 20*1/100 = 1/5