Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 8.8 Percentage Story Problems - 2

Q 1: There are 800 students in St Joseph Middle School. On one particular day, 8% were absent. How many students were absent that day? 36 64 16

Q 2: Kim went to McDonald's and bought cheese burger fries and small drink for $10 and
6% sales tax. How much does she pay. $0.60 $10.20 $10.60

Q 3: In an elementary school 56% of the students are girls. Total number of students in the
school is 8000. How many girls are there?
4480 3500 3580

Q 4: A supplier company makes 500 parts. If 3% of them are defective. How many defective parts
were made by the company. 20 10 15

Q 5: Peter scored 20 out of 80 in the Math test. What is his percentage score? 20% 40% 25%

Q 6: A store spent 8% of its monthly profit in remodelling, and the remodelling cost them 3600
dollars. What is the store monthly profit? $40,000 $36,000 $45,000

Q 7: A Surgeon performed 200 surgeries. Out of them 3% patients died. How many patients died? 10 9 6

Q 8: The price of a quality pen increased from $1.20 To $1.44. What was the percentage
increase? (Hint: That ratio is (1.44 - 1.20) / 1.20. To express as a percentage multiply by 100) 25% 30% 20%

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