Percents & the Percent Formula: Definition & Examples

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A pair of new shoes is $56.99, but they are on sale for 60% off. What is the sale price of the shoes?

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1. Your study group contains 4 girls and 8 boys. What percent of the total number of students are boys?

2. At a certain university, 65% of students live on campus. If there are a total of 7800 students that live on campus, how many students total attend the university?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and revisit what you know about using the percent formula to solve word problems with this quiz and worksheet. You'll review the formula and how to input data to solve for the correct answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to review:

  • The percentage formula
  • How to use the formula with word problems
  • Correctly solving the equation

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - revisit what you know about the percent formula
  • Interpreting information - see if you are able to interpret information in the word problems correctly and be able to put the correct information in the correct places in the formula
  • Problem solving - check your ability to correctly solve the percent equations

Additional Learning

Review more about this topic with the accompanying lesson, Percents & the Percent Formula: Definition & Examples. The lesson offers a deeper discussion on:

  • Defining percent
  • The parts of the percent formula
  • Solving for different parts
  • Examples for reference
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