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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% _________
2. 35% _________
3. 2% _________
4. 62.5% _________
2. Express each percentage as a fraction in its lowest terms:
1. 20% _________
2. 3% _________
3. 70% _________
4. 84.2% _________
3. Express each of the following as a percentage:
1. 1/8 _________
2. 0.23 _________
3. 12/40 _________
4. 0.34 _________
4. In a French test, Lauren scored 17/20. What percentage is this?
_________
5. 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.
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)? _________
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%? _________
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? _________