# Recent questions tagged percentage 1
Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below: In an examination, there are $100$ questions divided into three groups A, B and C such that each group contains at least one question. Each question in group A carries $1$ mark, each question in group B carries $2$ marks and ... best describes the number of questions in group B? $11$ or $12$ $12$ or $13$ $13$ or $14$ $14$ or $15$
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The total of male and female populations in a city increased by $25 \%$ from $1970$ to $1980.$ During the same period, the male population increased by $40 \%$ while the female population increased by $20 \%.$ From $1980$ to $1990,$ the female population increased by $25 \%.$ ... in the total of male and female populations in the city from $1970$ to $1990$ is $69.25$ $68.75$ $68.50$ $68.25$
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In a tournament, a team has played $40$ matches so far and won $30 \%$ of them. If they win $60 \%$ of the remaining matches, their overall win percentage will be $50 \%.$ Suppose they win $90 \%$ of the remaining matches, then the total number of matches won by the team in the tournament will be $80$ $84$ $78$ $86$
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A box has $450$ balls, each either white or black, there being as many metallic white balls as metallic black balls. If $40 \%$ of the white balls and $50 \%$ of the black balls are metallic, then the number of non-metallic balls in the box is
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Raj invested $₹ \; 10000$ in a fund. At the end of first year, he incurred a loss but his balance was more than $₹ \; 5000.$ This balance, when invested for another year, grew and the percentage of growth in the second year was five times the percentage of loss in the ... the initial investment over the two period is $35 \%,$ then the percentage of loss in the first year is $15$ $10$ $70$ $5$
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Identical chocolate pieces are sold in boxes of two sizes, small and large. The large box is sold for twice the price of the small box. If the selling price $\text{per gram}$ of chocolate in the large box is $12 \%$ less than that in the small box, then the percentage by which the weight of chocolate in the large box exceeds that in the small box is nearest to $135$ $127$ $144$ $124$
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In the final examination, Bishnu scored $52\%$ and Asha scored $64\%.$ The marks obtained by Bishnu is $23$ less, and that by Asha is $34$ more than the marks obtained by Ramesh. The marks obtained by Geeta, who scored $84\%,$ is $439$ $399$ $357$ $417$
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In May, John bought the same amount of rice and the same amount of wheat as he had bought in April, but spent $₹150$ more due to price increase of rice and wheat by $20\%$ and $12\%,$ respectively. If John had spent $₹450$ on rice in April, then how much did he spend on wheat in May $?$ $₹580$ $₹570$ $₹560$ $₹590$
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In a group of people, $28\%$ of the members are young while the rest are old. If $65\%$ of the members are literates, and $25\%$ of the literates are young, then the percentage of old people among the illiterates is nearest to $62$ $55$ $66$ $59$
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Of $150$ people polled, $105$ said they rode the city bus at least $3$ times per week. How many people out of $100,000$ could be expected to ride the city bus at least $3$ times each week? $55,000$ $70,000$ $72,500$ $75,000$
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Sonal has finished reading $30\%$ of a $340$-page novel. How many pages has she read? $102$ $103$ $105$ $113$
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In an examination, $52\%$ of the candidates failed in English, $42\%$ in Mathematics and $17\%$ in both. The number of those who passed in both the subjects, is : $83\%$ $23\%$ $64\%$ $55.5\%$
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A dishonest milkman professes to sell his milk at $C.P$. but he mixes it with water and thereby gains $25\%$. The percentage of water in the mixture is : $25\%$ $20\%$ $4\%$ None of these
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$5\%$ income of $A$ is equal to $15\%$ income of $B$ and $10\%$ income of $B$ is equal to $20\%$ income of $C$. If income of $C$ is ₹ $2000$, then total income of $A, B$ and $C$ (in rupees) is : $6000$ $9000$ $12000$ $18000$
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A man sells an article at a gain of $15\%$ Had he bought it at $10\%$ less and sold it for ₹ $4$ less, he would have gained $25\%$. The cost price of the article is : ₹ $140$ ₹ $150$ ₹ $160$ ₹ $180$
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A jar full of whisky contains $40\%$ of alcohol. A part of this whisky is replaced by another containing $19\%$ alcohol and now the percentage of alcohol was found to be $26$. The quantity of whisky replaced is : $\frac{2}{5}$ $\frac{1}{3}$ $\frac{2}{3}$ $\frac{3}{5}$
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The price of an article was increased by $p\%$, later the new price was decreased by $p\%$. If the last price was Re. $1$ then the original price was: $\dfrac{1-p^{2}}{200}\\$ $\dfrac{\sqrt{1-p^{2}}}{100} \\$ $1-\dfrac{p^{2}}{10,000-p^{2}} \\$ $\dfrac{10,000}{10,000-p^{2}}$
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Tarun bought a T.V with $20\%$ discount on the labelled price. If he had bought it with $25\%$ discount, he would have saved $₹500$. At what price did he buy the T.V.? $₹8,000$ $₹10,000$ $₹12,000$ $₹16,000$
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One litre of water is evaporated from $6$ litres of a solution containing $4\%$ of sugar. The percentage of sugar in the remaining solution is: $\dfrac{7}{5}\% \\$ $\dfrac{26}{5}\% \\$ $\dfrac{24}{5}\% \\$ $\dfrac{17}{5}\%$
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Irvin sold a book at a profit of $12\%.$ If Irvin had sold it for Rs. $18$ more, then $18\%$ would have been gained. Find the cost price. Rs. $600$ Rs. $300$ Rs. $400$ Rs. $200$
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Shirin went to a bakery and bought items worth Rs. $25,$ out of which $30$ paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was $6\%,$ then what was the cost of the tax free items? Rs. $12$ Rs. $19.70$ Rs. $19.10$ Rs. $18.80$
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Irvin sold a book at a profit of $12\%$. If Irvin had sold it for $₹18$ more, then $18\%$ would have been gained. Find the cost price. $₹600$ $₹300$ $₹400$ $₹200$
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After the price of apples reduced, it enabled a person to purchase $3$ apples for $₹1$ instead of $₹1.25$. What is the percentage reduction in price? $20$ $25$ $30$ $33.33$
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The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a magazine. Study the pie-chart and answer the question based on it. $\textbf{Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in publishing a Magazine}$ The price of the magazine is marked $20\%$ above the ... the cost of the paper used in a single copy of the magazine ? ₹$36$ ₹$37.50$ ₹$42$ ₹$44.25$
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The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a magazine. Study the pie-chart and answer the question based on it. $\textbf{Various Expenditures (in percentage) Incurred in publishing a Magazine}$ Royalty on the magazine is less than the printing cost by : $5\%$ $33\dfrac{1}{5}\%$ $20\%$ $25\%$
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$1/4$th of $60\%$ of a number is equal to $2/5$th of $20\%$ of another number. What is the respective ratio of the first number to that of second number? $8:15$ $5:9$ $8:13$ $4:7$
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Two students appeared at an examination. One of them secured $9$ marks more than the other and his marks were $56\%$ of the sum of their marks. The marks obtained by them are $39, 30$ $41, 32$ $42, 33$ $43, 34$
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The salaries of Ramesh, Ganesh and Rajesh were in the ratio $6:5:7$ in $2010$, and in the ratio $3:4:3$ in $2015$. If Ramesh’s salary increased by $25\%$ during $2010-2015$, then the percentage increase in Rajesh’s salary during this period is closest to $8$ $7$ $9$ $10$
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In an examination, the score of $\text{A}$ was $10\%$ less than that of $\text{B}$, the score of $\text{B}$ was $25\%$ more than that of $\text{C}$, and the score of $\text{C}$ was $20\%$ less than that of $\text{D}$. If $\text{A}$ scored $72$, then the score of $\text{D}$ was _______
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In $2010$, a library contained a total of $11500$ books in two categories -fiction and nonfiction. In $2015$, the library contained a total of $12760$ books in these two categories. During this period, there was $10\%$ increase in the fiction category while there was $12\%$ increase in the non-fiction category. How many fiction books were in the library in $2015?$ $6000$ $6160$ $5500$ $6600$
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In an examination, the maximum possible score is $\text{N}$ while the pass mark is $45\%$ of $\text{N}$. A candidate obtains $36$ marks, but falls short of the pass mark by $68\%$. Which one of the following is then correct? $\text{N} \leq 200$ $243\leq \text{N} \leq 252$ $\text{N} \geq 253$ $201 \leq \text{N} \leq 242$
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Out of the shirts produced in a factory, $15\%$ are defective, while $20\%$ of the rest are sold in the domestic market. If the remaining $8840$ shirts are left for export, then the number of shirts produced in the factory is $13600$ $13000$ $13400$ $14000$
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In a village, the production of food grains increased by $40\%$ and the per capita production of food grains increased by $27\%$ during a certain period. The percentage by which the population of the village increased during the same period is nearest to $16$ $13$ $10$ $7$
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Arun's present age in years is $40\%$ of Barun's. In another few years, Arun's age will be half of Barun' s. By what percentage will Barun's age increase during this period? $15$ None of these $25$ $30$
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Ravi invests $50\%$ of his monthly savings in fixed deposits. Thirty percent of the rest of his savings is invested in stocks and the rest goes into Ravi's savings bank account. If the total amount deposited by him in the bank (for savings account and fixed deposits) is Rs $59500$, then Ravi's total monthly savings (in Rs) is $71000$ $63000$ $50000$ $70000$
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The number of girls appearing for an admission test is twice the number of boys. If $30\%$ of the girls and $45\%$ of the boys get admission, the percentage of candidates who do not get admission is $35$ $50$ $60$ $65$
$\frac{2}{5}$ of the voters promise to vote for $\text{P}$ and the rest promised to vote for $\text{Q}$. Of these, on the last day $15\%$ of the voters went back of their promise to vote for $\text{P}$ and $25\%$ of voters went back of their promise to vote for $\text{Q}$, and $\text{P}$ lost by $2$ votes. Then the total number of voters is _________
A person who has a certain amount with him goes to market. He can buy $50$ oranges or $40$ mangoes. He retains $10\%$ of the amount for taxi fares and buys $20$ mangoes and of the balance he purchases oranges. Number of oranges he can purchase is $36$ $40$ $15$ $20$
The income of Amala is $20\%$ more than that of Bimala and $20\%$ less than that of Kamala. If Kamala's income goes down by $4\%$ and Bimala’s goes up by $10\%$, then the percentage by which Kamala's income would exceed Bimala’s is nearest to $31$ $28$ $32$ $29$