ISEE Middle Level Math : How to find percentage

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Decimals

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 #22 : 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 #23 : Decimals

Write 72% as a fraction in simplest form.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write as a fraction over 100, and simplify:

Example Question #24 : Decimals

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 #25 : Decimals

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.

Example Question #26 : Decimals

A blouse is on sale for 35% off. If it originally cost $60.00, what is the current sale price of the blouse?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply .

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: The current sale price is $39.00.

Example Question #27 : Decimals

A truck is on sale for 40% off of the original price of $12,000.00. What is the current price of the truck?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply .

Then, subtract that amount from the original amount:

Answer: The current price for the truck is $7,200.00

Example Question #28 : Decimals

The cost of a magazine subscription has been reduced by 15%. What is the current price, if the original price was $45.00?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply the original price by the percentage:

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: The magazine subscription currently costs $38.25.

Example Question #29 : Decimals

Barbara is purchasing a purse. If the purse orignally costs $125.00, how much will she pay for it if it is 40% off?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply:

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: Barbara will pay $75.00 for the purse.

Example Question #21 : Decimals

How much does a can of paint cost if it is on sale for 25% off its original price of $17.96?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, multiply .

Then, subtract that amount from the original price:

Answer: The can of paint's sale price is .

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