# 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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### 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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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

• Percent increase
• Percent decrease
• Solving word problems

## Skills Practiced

• 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

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
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