# Percentages Quiz Set 008

### Question 1

A bag contains 920 red, 1080 green and 2000 blue marbles. What percentage of the total is the most visible color in the bag?

A

50 %.

B

60 %.

C

40 %.

D

70 %.

Soln.
Ans: a

By inspection, blue is the most visible color. The percentage of blue is \$2000/{920 + 1080 + 2000}\$ × 100 = 50%.

### Question 2

One number is 456 more than the other, and it is 88% of the sum of them. What is the number?

A

528.

B

628.

C

428.

D

728.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the numbers be x and x - 456. We have been given x = \$88/100\$ × (x + x - 456), which gives 100x = 88 × (2x - 456), solving, we get x = 528.

### Question 3

Two numbers are, respectively, 10% and 30% less than a third number. What percent is the second of the first?

A

\$77{7/9}\$ %.

B

\$88{5/8}\$ %.

C

\$62{9/11}\$ %.

D

\$66{1/11}\$ %.

Soln.
Ans: a

If the third number is 100, first number is (100 - 10) = 90, and the second number is (100 - 30) = 70. The required ratio is \$70/90\$ × 100 = \${700/9}\$, which is same as: \$77{7/9}\$%.

### Question 4

One number is 160 more than the other, and it is 70% of the sum of them. What is the number?

A

280.

B

380.

C

180.

D

480.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the numbers be x and x - 160. We have been given x = \$70/100\$ × (x + x - 160), which gives 100x = 70 × (2x - 160), solving, we get x = 280.

### Question 5

A shopkeeper sells 52% items of his stock and still has 480 items left with him. How many items did he have at the beginning?

A

1000 items.

B

1100 items.

C

900 items.

D

1200 items.

Soln.
Ans: a

Let the items be x. His % stock left is 100 - 52 = 48, so 48% of x = 480, which gives x = \$480/48\$ × 100 = 1000 items. This Blog Post/Article "Percentages Quiz Set 008" by Parveen (Hoven) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Updated on 2020-02-07. Published on: 2016-05-12