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 (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.

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Modified: August 27th, 2018
Published: March 27th, 2013

9 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!

      1. That is so rude of you. we are all leaners here . not that we don’t know it, but want to know more. people still learn no matter how smart they are. please stop.

      2. Wow!! I can’t believe you would dare to say such a thing. I usually don’t comment on things like this, but I had to speak up here.

        No one is stupid, nor is there a such thing as a stupid question. If you don’t know you ask so you can grow. Those that fail to ask plan to fail. You can’t call people stupid, because they may be at another level than you are. If you were asking such a question, I’m sure you wouldn’t want anyone to judge you and call you out of your name (in which no one can probably pronounce.).

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