HSPT Math : Concepts

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Example Questions

Example Question #2 : How To Find Percentage

A round trip flight is on sale for $425.00. If the flight originally costs $500.00, what percentage was it reduced by?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract the sale price from the original price:

Divide that amount by the original price to find the percentage of the sale.

Answer: The flight was reduced by 15%.

Example Question #1 : Percentage

Anita is sewing a quilt made of 120 patches. She has sewn together 84 patches already. What percentage of the quilt has Anita sewn?

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide 84 by the entire amount of patches 120 to find the percentage completed.

 

The answer is Anita has completed 70% of the quilt.

Example Question #1 : How To Find Percentage

Phil filled up 25 balloons for a party. By the end of the night, only 15 balloons were left; the rest had popped. What percentage of balloons popped throughout the party?

 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Subtract  to find the amount of balloons that popped.

Then, divide

The answer: 40% of the balloons popped.

Example Question #1 : Percentage

A pair of sneakers is on sale for 20% off the original price of $120.00. What is the sale price of the sneakers?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply 120 by 0.20.

Subtract that amount from the original price:

 

Answer: The sneaker's sale price is $96.00

Example Question #1 : How To Find Percentage

Carolina needs to complete a 600-word essay for a test she is taking. If she has already written 445 words, what percentage of the essay has she completed? (Round to the nearest percent.)

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Divide the number of words completed by the number of words needed:

Answer: Carolina has completed 74% of the essay.

Example Question #11 : How To Find Percentage

Jacob is shopping for a snowboard. He has a 20% off coupon. How much will he pay for the snowboard if it is currently priced at $279.00?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply:

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: Jacob will pay $223.80 using his coupon.

Example Question #21 : Decimals

Write  as a percent.

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

 %

Explanation:

Multiply by 100, and simplify:

The correct choice is 85%.

Example Question #721 : Hspt Mathematics

Write 72% as a fraction in simplest form.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write as a fraction over 100, and simplify:

Example Question #11 : Percentage

Gavin is shopping for a bar-b-que grill. If he has a 30% off coupon, how much will he save if the grill is currently priced at $669.00?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Multiply:

Answer: Gavin will save $200.70 by using the coupon.

Example Question #121 : Concepts

Lola is shopping for a set of dishes. If the set she likes is on sale for 40% off, how much will she pay if it originally cost $310.00?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply:

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: Lola will pay $186.00 for the set of dishes.

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