Percentage Question Set 15


Percentage Question Set 15

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Percentage questions are asked in almost all competitive exams. They are followed by simple tricks and calculations, and cover about 2-5% of the paper marks. Here is a sample paper sheet of the Percentage based questions for your practice. Do give us a review.

Q1. There were two candidates in an election. 10% of the voters did not vote. 60 votes were declared invalid. The elected candidate got 308 votes more than his opponent. If the elected candidate got 47% of the total votes, how many votes did each candidate get?
(a) 2316 and 2012
(b) 2629 and 2324
(c) 2871 and 2575
(d) 2914 and 2606
(e) None of these

Q2. 7% of the total quantity of wheat is lost in grinding when a country has to import 6 million tonnes, but when only 7 3/4% is lost, it can import 3 million tonnes. Find the quantity of wheat grown in the country.
(a) 500 million tonnes
(b) 400 million tonnes
(c) 600 million tonnes
(d) 700 million tonnes
(e) 800 million tonnes

Q3. In a medical certificate, by mistake a candidate gave his height as 25 % more than actual. In the interview panel, he clarified that his height was 5 feet 5 inches. Find the percentage correction made by the candidate from his stated height to his actual height.
(a) 28.56
(b) 20
(c) 25
(d) 30
(e) 35

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Q.4 The total tractor population in a state is 2,94,00 out of which 1,50,00 are made by Mahindra & Mahindra. Out of every 100 Mahindra tractors, 98 are red in colour, but only 53% of the total tractor population is red. Find the percentage of non- Mahindra tractors that are red.
(a) 5.025%
(b) 5.130%
(c) 6.125%
(d) 6.140%
(e) 7.145%

Q 5. The price of petrol is increased by 25%. How much per cent must a car owner reduce his consumption of petrol so as not to increase his expenditure on petrol?
(a) 25%
(b) 50%
(c) 30%
(d) 20%
(e) None of these


1. (D)           2. (B)        03. (D)        4. (B)        5. (C)


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