Percent Word Problems

These lessons, with videos, worksheets, stories and songs, help Grade 6 students learn how to solve percent word problems.

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Three Types of Percent Word Problems

The following diagram and video shows how to solve three types of percent word problems. Scroll down the page for more examples of percent word problems.
Percent Word Problems

How to solve word problems involving percent?

Percent Word Problems

  1. Andy has 240 toy cars. 20% of the cars are red. How many red cars are there?
  2. If a bicycle normally sells for $495 is on sale for 10% off, how much will it cost?

How to solve Percent Word Problem Involving Tax?

  1. Convert the percent to a decimal.
  2. Multiply the decimal by the cost.
  3. Add the result to the original cost.

Percent Word Problems - What is 55% of 40?

Percent Word Problems - 8 is what percent of 50?

Percent Word Problems - 35% of what is 19?

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