SSAT Middle Level Math : Percentage

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Example Question #11 : How To Find Percentage

Rectangle 1

The above rectangle is divided into squares of equal size. What percent of the rectangle is shaded in?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

8 of the 10 squares -  of the rectangle - is shaded in, so 

of rectangle is shaded.

Example Question #11 : How To Find Percentage

Assorted 1

What percent of the above figures have been shaded in?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

There are twelve figures, five of which have been shaded in, so  of the figures are shaded; this is

Since , this is equal to  of the figure.

Example Question #51 : Percentage

 is 30% of  and 60% of .

What percent of  is ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 is 30% of , so

 

 is 60% of , so

 

To determine what percent of   is, evaluate:

Example Question #17 : How To Find Percentage

Assorted 1

What percent of the above figures are circles?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

There are twelve figures, six of which are circles. This is 

of the figures.

Example Question #51 : Percentage

 is  of .

 is 2.5 % of .

What percent of  is ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

For the sake of simplicity, since this reasoning is independent of the actual value of , we will assume that . Then  is  of 100, or simply , and  is 2.5% of 100, or simply 2.5. To find out what percent  is of , evaluate:

Example Question #12 : How To Find Percentage

 is 20% of  and  of .

What percent of  is ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

20% of a number is  of that number, so . Equivalently, 

 of a number is  of that number, so . Equivalently,

To find out what percent  is of , evaluate:

.

Example Question #52 : Percentage

 is 40% of  is 72% of .

What percent of  is ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 is 40 % of , or  is 72% of , or 

To find out what percent  is of , evaluate:

 

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