Math Word Problems - GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE Preparation 8.8 Percentage Story Problems - 2

Q 1: The price of a quality pen increased from $1.20 To $1.44. What was the percentage
increase? (Hint: That ratio is (1.44 - 1.20) / 1.20. To express as a percentage multiply by 100) 25% 20% 30%

Q 2: A store spent 8% of its monthly profit in remodelling, and the remodelling cost them 3600
dollars. What is the store monthly profit? $40,000 $45,000 $36,000

Q 3: In an elementary school 56% of the students are girls. Total number of students in the
school is 8000. How many boys are there?
4480 3520 3500

Q 4: Peter scored 20 out of 80 in the Math test. What is his percentage score? 25% 20% 40%

Q 5: A supplier company makes 500 parts. If 3% of them are defective. How many defective parts
were made by the company. 15 10 20

Q 6: There are 800 students in St Joseph Middle School. On one particular day, 8% were absent. How many students were absent that day? 36 16 64

Q 7: A dress at store was marked original price of $25, and sale price of $15. What was the
percentage discount? 40% 20% 30%

Q 8: In an elementary school 56% of the students are girls. Total number of students in the
school is 8000. How many girls are there?
3580 3500 4480

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