Basic Math Practice 2

basic math practiceBasic Math Practice 2 

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

 

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.

6 thoughts on “Basic Math Practice 2”

    1. .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.

      1. 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.

    1. 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!

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