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## Percentage Word Problems with Answers

**Example 1.
**In a class of 30 students, 5 students are failed. What percentage of students are passed the examination?

**Solution:**

No. of students in the class=30

No. of students failed in the examination=5

No. of students who passed in the exam=30-5=25

Percentage of students who passed in the examination=25/30

=5/6=0.83=83%

Hence, 83% of students passed the examination.

**Example 2.
**In a survey of 100 people, 8 persons didn’t know how to ride a bike. What percentage could ride?

**Solution:**

No. of people participated in the survey=100

No. of people didn’t know riding a bike=8

No. of people could ride a bike=100-8=92

Percentage of people who could ride a bike=92/100=0.92=92%.

Hence, 92% of people could ride a book.

**Example 3.
**A man spends 70% of his monthly salary. If he saves 15000 every month. Find his monthly salary?

**Solution:**

Let his income be Rs x.

Expenditure=70% of x.

Savings=30% of x=15000

x=15000 × 100/30

=150000/3=50000.

Hence, his monthly salary is 50,000.

**Example 4.
**In a class of 50 students, 30% are boys. How many more boys should be admitted to the class so that girls now become 50% of the class?

**Solution:**

At first, no. of boys=50×30/100

=1500/100

=15

No. of girls=50-15=35

Let the number of boys admitted in the class be X.

Now total no. of students in the class=50+x

50% of (50+x)=35

50+x=35 × 100/50

50+x=3500/50

50+x=70

x=70-50=20

Hence, 20 more boys should be admitted so that girls become 50% of the class.

**Example 5.
**In a sports survey, students choose their favorite sport out of basketball, cricket, and Tennis. 1/5 choose basketball, 1/3 choose cricket.3 persons choose Tennis. Find how many people are there in the group?

**Solution:**

Let the people participated in the survey=X**
**Percentage of people who choose basketball=x/5

percentage of people who choose cricket=x/3

persons choose Tennis=3

x/5+x/3+3=X

lcm=15

3x+5x+45=15 x

8x-5x=45

3x=45

x=45/3=15

The number of people who participated in the survey is 15.

**Example 6.
**A player won 75% of matches. In his total career, he lost 50 matches. How many matches did he play overall?

**Solution:**

Let no. of matches he played=x.

No. of matches he won=75%

No. of matches he lost=100-75%=25%

Given that he lost 50 matches.

25% of x=50

x=50 ×100/25

=200

Therefore, He played 200 matches overall.

**Example 7.
**Ajay’s scored 70 marks in the examination. His friend got a 20% less score. Find how many marks were scored by his friend?

**Solution:**

Ajay scored marks in the examination=70

His friend got less score=20%

Marks scored by his friend=70 × 20/100

= 14

=70-14=56

Therefore, Marks scored by his friend=56.

**Example 8.
**For a candidate to clear the examination, he must score 50% marks. If Anil gets 80 marks and fails by 40 marks. Find out the total marks for the examination?

**Solution:**

Given, Marks obtained by Anil is 80 and failed by 40 marks.

Pass marks=80+40=120

Let the total marks be X.

50/100 × x=120

x=120 ×100/50

x=240

Therefore, the total marks for the examination are 240.

**Example 9.
**60% of a number is more than 40% of 1200 by 180. Find the number?

**Solution:**

(60/100)x-(40/100)*1200=180

3/5x-2/5*1200=180

3/5x-480=180

3/5x=180+480

3/5x=660

x=660 ×5/3=1100

Therefore, the number is 1100.

**Example 10.
**30 is subtracted from 50% of a number, the result is 80. Find the number?

**Solution:**

Let the number from which 50% get subtracted is x.

50%(x)-30=80

50/100(x)=80+30

1/2x=110

x=110 ×2/1=220

Hence, if 30 is subtracted from 50% of 220 the result obtained is 80.

**Example 11.
**Divya took a test and got 30 correct and 10 incorrect answers. Find the percentage of correct answers?

**Solution:**

Given,

No. of correct answers=30

No. of incorrect answers=10**
**Total answers=30+10=40

Percentage of correct answers=30/40 × 100=75%

Therefore, Divya got 75% correct answers.

**Example 12.
**There are 150 employees in the office. On Saturday, 100 were present. Find the percentage of employees who were not attending the office?

**Solution:**

Total no. of employees in the office=150

No. of employees present on saturday=100

No. of employees not attending on saturday=150-100=50

The percentage of employees who were not attending the office=50/150 × 100

=33.3%

Hence, 33.3% of employees were not attending the office.