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Percentages

Make sure you can switch from fractions to decimals to percentages before you start.
  1. Express each percentage as a decimal:
    1. 20%
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    2. 35%
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    3. 2%
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    4. 62.5%
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  2. Express each percentage as a fraction in its lowest terms:
    1. 20%
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    2. 3%
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    3. 70%
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    4. 84.2%
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  3. Express each of the following as a percentage:
    1. 1/8
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    2. 0.23
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    3. 12/40
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    4. 0.34
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  4. In a French test, Lauren scored 17/20. What percentage is this?
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  5. 87 out of 120 pupils at Backwater School have access to a computer. What percentage is this?
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    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.
  6. 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)?
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  7. 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%?
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  8. 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?
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