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NYSTCE CQST: Percents & Conversions Chapter Exam

Exam Instructions:

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Question 1 1. What is 57% as a fraction?

Question 2 2. All of the following are equivalent to 26% EXCEPT:

Question 3 3. At a birthday party, there are 7 boys and 5 girls. What percent of the kids are boys, rounding to the nearest tenth of a percent?

Question 4 4. Convert 7/15 to a percent

Question 5 5. What does the word 'percent' mean?

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Question 6 6. What is 4% as a decimal?

Question 7 7. You go out to dinner and the bill is $19.38. You want to leave the server a 19% tip. How much money will you leave as a tip?

Question 8 8. A soccer team played 47 games and won 33. Rounding to the nearest whole number, what percent of its games did the team win?

Question 9 9.

Order the following percentages in order from least to greatest.

A. 20%

B. 75%

C. 16%

D. 57%

E. 101%

Question 10 10. Convert 27% to a fraction.

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Question 11 11. Arnold invested $7000 in his account and he had $8050 after 4 years. What was the yearly interest rate (simple interest)?

Question 12 12. How would you write eighty-seven percent using the symbol for percent?

Question 13 13. Convert 68% to a fraction

Question 14 14.

Which form is this percentage written in?

1.25

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a percent?

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Question 16 16. What is 0.6 as a percent?

Question 17 17. Steve is trying to earn $300 in interest for a new guitar. He puts $2500 in an account that earns 2% interest yearly (simple interest). How long will it take to earn $300?

Question 18 18. How many different ways are there to write percentages?

Question 19 19. Convert 7.5% into a decimal.

Question 20 20. How many answers do I need to get correct if I want a grade of 80 percent on a test with 70 questions?

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Question 21 21. At Al's Pizza, 57% of the orders included pepperoni pizza. At World's Best Pizza, 11 out of 19 orders included pepperoni pizza. Convert 11/19 to a percent and state at which restaurant did pepperoni pizzas make up a greater percentage of the pizzas sold?

Question 22 22.

At the coffee shop, 86% of customers left a large tip. In contrast, 5 out of 6 customers at the deli left a large tip.

i) What is 5/6 as a percent?

ii) Which restaurant had a greater percentage of customers who left a large tip?

Question 23 23. A violin you want to buy costs $4,254. However, it goes on sale for 65 percent off. How much do you end up saving if you buy the violin while it is on sale?

Question 24 24. What is 56% written as a decimal?

Question 25 25. Sam works at a used car dealership, where he earns 7% commission on each sale. If he sells a car for $12,000 and another for $17,500, how much commission does Sam earn?

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Question 26 26. If the sun shines 300 days in a year, approximately what percent of the days is it sunny?

Question 27 27. You have $40.00. The jeans you want to buy cost $37.99 and sales tax is 8.5%. How much will the jeans cost including tax, and do you have enough money to get them?

Question 28 28. The price of an airline ticket rose from $300 to $350. What is the percent increase, rounded to the nearest whole number?

Question 29 29. Convert 53% to a decimal.

Question 30 30. Kate is investing $1,000 and wants to double it in 8 years. What yearly, simple interest rate will she need to find?

NYSTCE CQST: Percents & Conversions Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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