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 PARROTFour 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?