Percents

Words of “Wiz-dom”—The test writer cares if you know:

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What is 15% of 60?

15 is 60% of what number?

15 is what percent of 60?

Answers to percent questions

Sample Questions

1. After raising the price of moat monsters 40%, the new price is $2.10 a pound. How much were they per pound before the price increase?A. $0.84
B. $1.26
C. $1.50
D. $1.70
E. $2.00

Answer to question #1

2. At Crystal Ball High School there are 378 seniors. The senior class is 90% as large as the junior class. Which of the following answers best represents the number of juniors at Crystal Ball High?A. 338
B. 340
C. 416
D. 418
E. 420

Answer to question #2

3. The price of dragons has increased 300% during the last 25 years. If the current price of dragons is $3.00 per pound, how much did they cost per pound 25 years ago?A. $0.75
B. $1.00
C. $1.25
D. $1.50
E. $2.00

Answer to question #3

4. The Wizmobile used to get 16 miles per gallon of fuel. After being tuned up, it now gets 125% of what it got before the tune up. How many miles per gallon does it get after the tune up?(A) 12.8
(B) 18.5
(C) 20
(D) 36
(E) 40

Answer to question #4

5. In the 1200 square foot castle grand entry hall, the floor is covered by tiles that are each two square feet in area. 24 of the tiles are broken and must be replaced. What percent of the entry hall floor must be replaced?(A) 2
(B) 4
(C) 24
(D) 40
(E) 48

Answer to question #5

6. Darrell, the blacksmith, wants to buy his first car, a used “Firebreathing Rubberburner.” The sticker price is $5,000 but the salesperson offers him a purchase price that includes a 20% discount. Darrell has to pay 20% of the discounted purchase price in “taxes, tags, and fees.” How many dollars does Darrell need?(A) 4,000
(B) 4,400
(C) 4,800
(D) 5,000
(E) 6,000

Answer to question #6

The Real ACT Prep Guide (3rd Edition, 2011)
Test #1
Test #2
Test #3
1, 7, 43
9,37, 44, 49
9, 15, 26, 27, 40, 54

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