Percentages - math word problems

  1. Mushrooms
    hriby_1 Mushrooms lose 90% by weight drying. How many fresh mushrooms are needed for 5 kg of dried mushrooms?
  2. The observatory
    kupola The dome of the hemisphere-shaped observatory is 5.4 meters high. How many square meters of sheet metal needs to be covered to cover it, and 15 percent must be added to the minimum amount due to joints and waste?
  3. Three workers
    eura_21 The three workers received € 2,850 together for the work done. They divided them according to the time worked so that the first received 20% less than the second and the third € 50 more than the second. How much EUR did each worker receive?
  4. Persons
    ball1_6 Persons surveyed:100 with result: Volleyball=15% Baseball=9% Sepak Takraw=8% Pingpong=8% Basketball=60% Find the average how many like Basketball and Volleyball. Please show your solution.
  5. Internet anywhere
    normal_d_4 In school, 60% of pupils have access to the internet at home. A group of 8 students is chosen at random. Find the probability that a) exactly 5 have access to the internet. b) At least 6 students have access to the internet
  6. Percentages
    permutations_3_3 52 is what percent of 93?
  7. Sales off
    sale_6 The price has decreased by 20%. How many percents do I have to raise the new price to be the same as before the cut?
  8. Acid evaporation
    roztoky_12 How many kilograms of water do we have to evaporate from 100 kg of 32% acid to make it 80% concentration?
  9. Screens
    tv2_3 The area of a 25 inch TV screen is 300 inch² the area of a 40 inch TV screen is 768 inch². The area of the smaller screen is what percent of the area of the larger screen?
  10. Pupils
    skola_23 There are 350 girls in the school, and the other 30% of the total number of pupils are boys. How many pupils does the school have?
  11. Mushrooms
    huby_5 Grandfather gathered fresh mushrooms. The fifth was wormwood, and it was thrown away, the other dried up. He obtained 720 grams of dried mushrooms. How many kilograms did the grandfather collect, and by drying the mushrooms they lost 75% of their weight?
  12. Annual pension
    penize_49 Calculate the amount of money generating an annual pension of EUR 1000, payable at the end of the year and for a period of 10 years, shall be inserted into the bank to account with an annual interest rate of 2%
  13. Trip to a city
    vylet Lin wants to save $75 for a trip to the city. If she has saved $37.50 so far, what percentage of her goal has she saved? What percentage remains?
  14. Employees
    percent_26 There are 1116 people working in three factory halls. In the first one, there are 18% more than the third, and 60 persons more than the second. How many employees work in individual halls?
  15. Pupils
    family_29 There are 32 pupils in the classroom, and girls are two-thirds more than boys. a) How many percents are more girls than boys? Round the result to a whole percentage. b) How many are boys in the class? c) Find the ratio of boys and girls in the class. W
  16. Math test
    test_13 Obelix filled a mathematical test in which he answered 25 questions. For every correct answer, he received 5 points, for each bad answer he had 3 points deducted. Obelix gained 36% of all points in the test. How many questions did he solve correctly?
  17. On a farm
    sheep-500_3 On a farm, there are 90 rabbits, 700 sheep, 300 cattle and 500 pigs. What percentage of the total number of animals are rabbits?
  18. Clogging
    h2o2 How much distilled water must the pharmacist add to 30g of a 30% hydrogen peroxide solution to obtain a 3% solution to clogging?
  19. Final exam
    test_12 There are 5 learners in a class that has written a final exam Aleta scored 55% vera scored 36% and Sibusiso scored 88% if Thoko scored 71% and the class average was 63%. What was Davids score as a percentage?
  20. Vinegar mixing
    vinegar_2 We mix 70g water and 50g 8% vinegar. How many percents of the solution of vinegar we produce?

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