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MEAP Preparation - Grade 6 Mathematics
2.9 Percentages

To find 50% of a number, find half of that number.
To find 25% of a number, find one quarter of that number.
To find 10% of a number, divide the number by ten.

Examples:
50% of 50 is 25
50% of 60 is 30
50% of 200 is 100
50% of 12 is 6
25% of 40 is 10
25% of 16 is 4
25% of 100 is 25
25% of 240 is 60
10% of 10 is 1
10% of 20 is 2
10% of 30 is 3
10% of 100 is 10

Note the following relationships between percentages and fractions:
100% = 1 whole
50% = 1/2 = one half
25% = 1/4 = one quarter
10% = 1/10

You can use the above facts to solve problems involving other percentages.
Examples:
Since 10% of 120 is 12, 30% of 120 is 3 x 12 (3 times 12) = 36
Since 25% of 100 is 25, then 75% of 100 is 3 x 25 (3 times 25) = 75


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MEAP Preparation - Grade 6 Mathematics
2.9 Percentages

Q 1: Eric invited 50 friends to his birthday party. 50% of them could not attend the party. How many friends attended the party?
40
50
25
30

Q 2: If the sales tax on a $30.00 item is $1.80, what is the sales tax rate?
8%
6%
5%
10%

Q 3: What number is 10 percent greater than 20?
10
22
24
20

Q 4: A television is on sale for $900. If the sale price is 10 % less than the regular price. What was the regular price?
$800
$910
$1100
$1000

Q 5: A dress is selling for $100after 20% discount. What is the original selling price?
$125
$120
$200
$80

Q 6: Jill bought a notebook for $1.50 plus 6% sales tax. How much did she pay?
$1.56
$1.20
$1.75
$1.59

Q 7: 35% of children in a class are boys. What percentage are girls?
unknown
40%
75%
65%

Q 8: If 10% of 130 is 13, then 30% of 130 is ______.
36
24
43
39

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