# Percentages - math word problems

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• Soup
47% of pupils at the school to eat in the canteen, 1/47 of students who eat in the canteen eat lunch soup. a) What percentage of pupils who eat in the canteen and eat soup for lunch? b) What percentage of all pupils of school eat lunch soup?
• Tape
Video is 153% more expensive than tape recorder. How many percent is tape recorder less expensive than video?
• Double percent
What is 40% of 80% of 11800?
• Icerink
Rectangular rink with dimensions of 68.7 m and 561 dm must be covered with a layer of ice 4.2 cm thick. How many liters of water is necessary for the formation of ice when the volume of ice is 9.7% greater than the volume of water.
• VAT lottery
Father earns 993 euro a month, mother 918 euro per month. Calculate what amount they paid as value added tax (VAT) to the government if the VAT rate is 20%. Assume that the family will spend their entire monthly income.
• Rising price
The book first become more expensive by 5 euros. New price was later increased by 8%. After the second price increase book cost 46 euros. What was the original price of the book?
• Green - Red
We have 5 bags. Each consist one green and 2 red balls. From each we pull just one ball. What is the probability that we doesn't pull any green ball?
• Tanks
Fire tank has cuboid shape with a rectangular floor measuring 13.7 m × 9.8 m. Water depth is 2.4 m. Water was pumped from the tank into barrels with a capacity of 2.7 hl. How many barrels were used, if the water level in the tank fallen 5 cm? Write
• Fertilizer
Mr. Gherkin use for fertilization 7% solution of fertilizer. 17 liters of it still left. How much water must be added to the solution to make only 3% solution?
• President
The country has 5.11 million citizens which 2.12 million are voters. Turnout was 34.4%. President R. F. was elected from 20 candidates for president and won with 38% of votes. Calculate what percentage of the country's citizens voted R.F. as president of
• Dices
We will throw two dice. What is the probability that the ratio between numbers on first and second dice will be 1:2?
• JUDr. Usury
Judge JUDr. Usury approved the agreement on guilt and punishment where confessed to pay daily interest 0.18%. How big is a yearly interest? Year has 360 days.
• Price of state
Estimate the cost of the state based on following reason. State price is expressed as a percentage respectively share in the redistribution of national GDP. Employee creates monthly value € 868 (super-gross wage).Then tax him 35.2% employer contributions
• Negative percentage
In 2006, the company had a loss of 11100 Euros. Two years later he was already in profit 50000 Eur. Calculate what percentage of the company increased profits in this two years.
• Simple interest 3
Find the simple interest if 11928 USD at 2% for 10 weeks.
• Sales off
If a sweater sells for \$ 19 after a 5% markdown, what was its original price?
• Machine
Price of the new machine is € 62000. Every year is depreciated 15% of residual value. What will be the value of the machine after 3 years?
• Enrollment
The enrollment at a local college increased 4% over last year's enrollment of 8548. Find the increase in enrollment (x1) and the current enrollment (x2).
• Bakery
How heavy must prepare bread at a bakery if lose during baking 16% of water and after baking must have 2 kg? (Calculate to the nearest gram)
• Alcohol
How many 55% alcohol we need to pour into 14 liters 75% alcohol to get p3% of the alcohol? How many 65% alcohol we get?

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