**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

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