**Basic Math Practice 2 **

**Basic Math Practice** practice questions – Percent, Fractions Decimals Exponents, and Simple Algebra.

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Basic Math questions are common on these types of exams:

**Nursing Entrance Exams** ( NET, DET, PSB, HOBET, HESI, TEAS)

**Armed Services Entrance** including ASVAB and AFQT

**High School Exams** (CAHSEE, COOP, SHSAT, TACHS, BC Provincial, ISEE, HSPT and SSAT)

**1. 8 is what percent of 40?**

A. 10%

B. 15%

C. 20%

D. 25%

**2. 9 is what percent of 36?**

A. 10%

B. 15%

C. 20%

D. 25%

**3. Three tenths of 90 equals:**

A. 18

B. 45

C. 27

D. 36

**4. .4% of 36 equals:**

A. 1.44

B. .144

C. 14.4

D. 144

**5. The ratio of 8:5 = (?)%**

A. 75%

B. 150%

C. 175%

D. 160%

**6. ^{3}/_{5} = (?)% x ?**

A. 75%

B. 100%

C. 78%

D. 60%

**7. Express ^{2}/_{5} as a decimal.**

A. .33

B. .3

C. .4

D. .5

8. Express .56 as a percentage.

A. 56%

B. .56%

C. 5.6%

D. .056%

**9. Express ^{18}/_{6} as a percentage.**

A. 300%

B. 30%

C. 150%

D. 3%

**10. Express ^{4}/_{20} as a percentage.**

A. 25%

B. 20%

C. 15%

D. 40%

**Answer Key**

**1. **C. Finding the percentage of one number and another.

**2.** D. Finding the percentage of one number and another.

**3.** C. Determining percent from a whole number.

**4.** B. Determining the fractional percentage of a number.

**5.** D. Determining the percentage of a ratio statement.

**6.** D. Percentage of a fraction and another fraction.

**7.** C. Converting common fraction to a decimal fraction.

**8.** A. Converting decimal fraction to a percentage.

**9.** A. Converting fraction to percent.

**10.** B. Converting fraction to percent.

Hey how would you do .4% of 36 equals without a calculator

.4/100 = X/36

so .4 X 36 = 14.4 then divide by 100 which moves the decimal place 2 places to the left 0.144

So without a calculator, the only part you have to worry about is (.4 X 36) which you can do on scrap paper.

Or you could say that 1/10 of 36 = 3.6, therefore 4/10 of 36 = 14.4, as a Percentage is 100th, divide 14.4 by 100 = .144 (Move the decimal point two to the left)

Should be able to do all that in your head.

How do you calculate:

3/5 = (?)% x

Thx

Hi – 3/5 = x/100; cross multiply, so, 300 = 5x; divide both sides by 5, so, 60 = x

so 3/5 is 60%.

There is a shorter way since 100 is divisible by 5

3/5 = x/100 – multiply both sides by 5, so 3/1 = 5x/100 = 3 = x/20; multiply both sides by 20, so

60 = x.

Or you can just do that in your head!

You guys are all stupid, I did these questions in five seconds and you are asking what three fifths equal in percentage?