How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents


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A shirt was originally $35 and is now 25% off. What is the sale price?

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

2. 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?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet gauge your knowledge of solving percent word problems. To pass the quiz, you will need to know how to evaluate percents.

Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Percent increase
  • Percent decrease
  • Solving word problems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related word problem lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding percent increase
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve word problems that deal with percents

Additional Learning

To learn more about solving percent word problems, review the corresponding lesson How to Solve Word Problems That Use Percents. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define percent
  • Find the percent in word problems
  • Identify the part
  • Find the whole
  • Determine how to find percent change