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The following are some examples of 5th Grade Math Word Problems that deals with percentages. These word problems are solved with the help of block diagrams or bar models.

Example:

The usual price of a computer was $2000. At a sale, Maggie bought the computer at a discount of 15%.

a) How much was the discount given to Maggie?
b) How much did she pay for the computer?

Solution:

Example:

The usual price of a pair of roller blades was $150. At sale, Joanne bought the pair of rollerblades at a discount of 20%.

a) How much was the discount?
b) How much did she pay for the pair of roller blades?

Solution:




Examples of solving percent problems with bar models

(1) Marilyn saves 30% of the money she earns each month. She earns $350 each month. How much does she save?
(2) At the Natural History Museum, 40% of the visitors are children. There are 36 children at the museum. How many visitors altogether are at the museum?
(3) Bill bought cards to celebrate Pi day. He sends 60% of his cards to friends. He sent 42 cards to friends. How many cards did he buy altogether?
(4) Bruce cooks 80% of the pancakes at the pancake breakfast last weekend. They made 1120 pancakes. How many pancakes did Bruce cook?

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