Percent / Percentage Word Problems (Part 3)

 

 

 

Objective: I can solve word problems involving percent (percentage) increase and decrease.

 

 

 

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Solve the following percent word problems.

The price of sugar was increased from $2.50 a kilogram by 10%.
a. How much was the price increase?

$

b. What is the new price for 1 kilogram of sugar?

$


The price of a certain car was increased by 18% from the original price of $32 000. What is the difference between the original price and new price?

$


Jack had lunch in a restaurant. The food he ordered cost $56. He also had to pay 5% service charge.
a. How much was the service charge?

$

b. How much did he pay for the lunch?

$


A car dealer is giving a 12% discount on a car that was priced at $31 800.
a. How much is the discount?

$

b. What is the new selling price of the car?

$


The enrolment for a singing class was 50 students. After 3 months, the enrolment dropped by 12%. What is the number of students in the class?



The price of a pair of shoes was reduced by 15% from the original price of $65.
a. How much is the price reduction?

$

b. What is the new price of the pair of shoes?

$

c. Howard paid for the shoes with two $50 notes. How much change should he receive?

$


The price of a certain handphone is $850. Customers get a 5% discount if they pay by cash. How much would Evelyn save if she paid cash for the handphone?

$

 

 

 

 

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