# Percentages - math word problems

- Mini-survey

In the mini-survey of our class about the popularity of individual subjects, it turned out that 11.1% of pupils like mathematics, 18.5% are enjoying languages, 30.4% of pupils like physical education, and the remaining 12 pupils have several popular subje - Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms contain 88% water, dried 14% water. How many kilograms of fresh mushrooms should be collected to get 3 kg of dried? - Waste

How many percents are waste from a circular plate with a radius of 1 m from which we cut a square with the highest area? - Discount sale

At Christmas Sale after a 20% discount cosmetic package was priced at a price of 5 euros and 60 cents; later it went to 3 euros and 80 cents. How much percentage is the total discount? - Cutting square

From a square with a side of 30 cm, we cut the circle with the highest possible diameter. How many percents of the square content is this circle? - Helmet

Nowadays cycling better results could be obtained not only due to rider physical preparation but also thanks to using updated technologies. One of the essential parts of the rider´s equipment is his or her helmet. While most bikers wear a helmet mainly t - Square sides

If the square side increases by 28%, the square circumference increases by 11.2 meters. Find the length of the original square side. - Find sales tax

What is 8.25% sales tax out of 1607.00? - Selling price

Find the selling price. Cost to store: $50 Markup: 10% - Perctentages

35% of what number is 35? - A man 2

A man divides $10,000 into two investments, one at 10% and the other at 30%. Find how much is invested at each rate so that the two investments produce the same income annually. - Precious metals

In 2006-2009, the value of precious metals changed rapidly. The data in the following table represent the total rate of return (in percentage) for platinum, gold, an silver from 2006 through 2009: Year Platinum Gold Silver 2009 62.7 25.0 56.8 2008 -41.3 - Loss

A bookstore purchased from a publisher the biography of a well-known politician for R15 per copy, but sales have been very poor. The manager has decided to mark the copies down to R12 each to make a quick sale. Calculate the loss on each book as a percent - Left handed

It is known that 25% of the population is left-handed. What is the probability that there is a maximum of three left-handers at a seminar where there are 30 participants? - The sales

The sales tax rate is 4.447% for the city and 4% for the state. Find the total amount paid for 2 boxes of chocolates at $17.96 each. - Prime number

Jan wrote any number from 1 to 20. What is the probability that he wrote the prime number? - Component fail

There is a 90 percent chance that a particular type of component will perform adequately under high temperature conditions. If the device involved has four such components, determine the probability that the device is inoperable because exactly one of the - Drying herbs

Herbs lose 75% weight By drying. How many fresh herbs do you have to collect if you want to make 1.5 kg of dried herbs? - Winery

The wine processing plant sold 8/15 of its total wine production to the domestic market, 2/7 to the foreign the rest of the wine. How many percents are still in stock? - The crime

The crime rate of a certain city is increasing by exactly 7% each year. If there were 600 crimes in the year 1990 and the crime rate remains constant each year, determine the approximate number of crimes in the year 2025.

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