Make sure you can switch from fractions to decimals to percentages before you start.
- Express each percentage as a decimal:
Express each percentage as a fraction in its lowest terms:
Express each of the following as a percentage:
- In a French test, Lauren scored 17/20. What percentage is this?
- 87 out of 120 pupils at Backwater School
have access to a computer. What percentage is this?
There are three types of percentage question.
The first one is working out
"something % of something else" — it's dead easy.
Just remember to add it back on to the original amount
if you've got a VAT question.
John bought a new TV.
The price tag was £299 + VAT.
If VAT is charged at 17 1/2%, how much did he pay (to the nearest penny)?
THE PICKLED PARROT
Four friends stay at the Pickled Parrot Hotel
for a night and each have an evening meal.
Bed and Breakfast costs £37 per person
and the evening meal costs £15 per person.
How much is the total cost, if VAT is added at 171/2%?
The owners of a museum are expecting a 14%
increase in visitors next year.
This year they had 20 200 visitors.
How many visitors should they expect next year?
What do you think?
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