# 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. What is 60% of 240?

 A. 480 B. 400 C. 100 D. 40 E. 144

2. I went to shop with \$10.00 and bought 3 packets of chips for \$2 each but they had 75% off. I then bought a coke for \$1.50 how much change do I get?

 A. \$2.50 B. \$7.50 C. \$6.90 D. \$7.00 E. \$6.85 This question was suggested by Jess Newson, South Auckland SDA primary, Auckland, NZ

3. What is 0.6 as a percentage?

 A. 55% B. 60% C. 66% D. 6% E. 50% This question was suggested by Nonny Smith, Bangkok

4. If Sara has £15.40 and Jayne has only 10% of this amount, how much does Jayne have?

 A. £12.31 B. £1.54 C. £15.00 D. £5.10 E. £4.40 This question was suggested by Terry, Yorkshire

5. 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

6. 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

7. What is 1/8 as a percentage?

 A. 16% B. 12.25% C. 12.5% D. 25% E. 14% This question was suggested by Lorna-Jen Crallan, South Auckland Seventh day Adventist School

8. 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

9. 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

10. Christina has read 40% of her 295 page book. How many pages does she have left to read?

 A. 118 B. 183 C. 177 D. 59 E. 60 This question was suggested by Suzy, North Carolina, USA

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## Instructions

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