Percentage - Quantitative Aptitude (MCQ) questions

1)   A town has population of 50,000 in 1988. In one year i.e. by 1989 it increased by 25%. Next year i.e. in 1990, it decreased by 30%. The next year in 1991 there was an increase of 40%. What is the population at end of 1991?
- Published on 17 Mar 17

a. 60250
b. 62250
c. 66550
d. 61250
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 61250

Explanation:
percentage


2)   If the price of a sugar is raised by 25%, then by how much per cent should a person reduce his consumption of sugar, so that his expenditure remains same?
- Published on 17 Mar 17

a. 25%
b. 50%
c. 20%
d. 12.5%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 20%

Explanation:
percentage


3)   The population of a city is 50,000 at present. It increases at the rate of 10% per annum. What was its population 4 years ago from present?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 36, 561
b. 35, 450
c. 34,151
d. 33,333
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 34,151

Explanation:
percentage


4)   The price of milk was first increased by 10% and then decreased by 20%. What is the net percentage change in final price of milk?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 12%
b. 15%
c. 10%
d. 7.5%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 12%

Explanation:
percentage


5)   The population of a city is 50,000 at present. It increases at the rate of 10% per annum. What will be its population 3 yr from now?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 67,250
b. 65,550
c. 60,500
d. 66,550
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 66,550

Explanation:
percentage


6)   The price of apple is first increased by 10% and then decreased by 10%. What is the change in the price of apple?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 1.11%
b. 3.5%
c. 5%
d. 1%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 1%

Explanation:
percentage


7)   In an election which contested was contested by 2 candidates, one candidate got 40% of total votes and yet lost by 1000 votes. What is the total number of votes casted in the election?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 10000
b. 6000
c. 8000
d. 5000
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 5000

Explanation:
percentage


8)   If price of milk is 15% more than that of water, then price of water is how much per cent less than that of milk?
- Published on 15 Mar 17

a. 5%
b. 7.50%
c. 13.05%
d. 10.50%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 13.05%

Explanation:
percentage


9)   By 20% decrease in the price of rice, people can buy 10 kg more rice in Rs.100. What is the original price of 1kg of rice?
- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. Rs. 1.5
b. Rs. 2.5
c. Rs. 5
d. Rs. 4.5
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rs. 2.5

Explanation:
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10)   If price of rice is 30% less than that of wheat, then price of wheat is how much per cent more than that of rice?
- Published on 10 Mar 17

a. 45%
b. 37.5%
c. 40.65%
d. 42.85%
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: 42.85%

Explanation:
percentage


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