Percentage Questions and Answers

  • Q1:

    In an election, one of the two candidates got 40% of the total votes cast and lost by 100 votes. The total number of votes cast in the elction is

    1. (A)400
    2. (B)500
    3. (C)600
    4. (D)700
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  • Q2:

    A mixture of 40 litres of milk and water contains 10 p.c. of water. How much water must be added to make the water 20% in the new mixture?

    1. (A)3
    2. (B)7
    3. (C)10
    4. (D)5
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  • Q3:

    If 20% of a number is 7.2, then the number is

    1. (A)34
    2. (B)35
    3. (C)36
    4. (D)37
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  • Q4:

    The population of a town increased from 70,000 to 71,050. Find the increase per cent.

    1. (A)3%
    2. (B)2%
    3. (C)2.5%
    4. (D)1.5%
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  • Q5:

    A cask containing 425 litres, lost 8% by leakage. How many litres were left in the cask?

    1. (A)401
    2. (B)391
    3. (C)371
    4. (D)34
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