# Decimal, Percent and Fractions Practice Questions

- Posted by Brian Stocker MA
- Date Published March 27, 2014
- Date modified January 7, 2020
- Comments 13 comments

### Basic Math Practice

Basic math questions similar to those found on most high school exit or proficiency exam, nurse entrance tests and armed services entrance tests.

### Practice Questions

**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 5/8**

a. 75%

b. 100%

c. 78%

d. 96%

**7. Express 2/5 as a decimal.**

a. .33

b. .3

c. .4

d. .5

**8. Express .56 as percent.**

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%

**11. 7.5/30% = ?**

a. 30

b. 35

c. 25

d. 20

**12. Express .061 as percent.**

a. .61%

b. 6.1%

c. 61%

d. .061%

**13. Express the ratio of 7:25 as percent.**

a. 20%

b. 22%

c. 25%

d. 28%

**14. Express 7/16 as percent.**

a. 43.75%

b. 41.25%

c. 42.5%

d. 45%

### 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.

The ratio of 8:5 must be converted to percent, or x/100, so

8/5 = x/100 – 800 = 5x – x = 160

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

3/5 = x/100 * 5/8

3/5 = 5x/800

25x = 2400

x = 96

**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.

**11. C**. Dividing a decimal fraction by a percentage.

**12. B**. Converting decimal fractions to percentages.

**13. D**. Converting a ratio to a percentage.

Convert the ration 7:25 to percent, or x/100 – so

7/25 = x/100 + 700 = 25x = x = 28%

**14. A**. Converting a common fraction to a percentage.

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**Written by:**Brian Stocker MA, Complete Test Preparation Inc.

## 13 Comments

.4% of 36 = .4/100 * 36 = (.4 *36)/100 = 14.4/100 = 0.144 The answer is correct

Thank you I so had it wrong

THIS WAS SO EASY

4% of 36 is 1.44 the decimal point was placed incorectly in front of 4. 4%to decimal is 0.04 if the decimal point is placed in front of 4 then 4 means 40% or .4 in decimal.

The question is .4% of 36

OOH!! I see the point now. that’s true you are correct sorry I don’t see the point before the 4

Sooooo……….How would I Know to do the last step(14.4/100) to complete the problem?

OK 14.4/100 – move decimal 2 places left – (dividing so the result will be smaller) = 0.144

Thank you Brian for working that one out, it was very helpful.

excuse me but I think you have a mistake because you forget to put a zero in the decimal 0.04 and you have 0.4 when we convert a percent to a decimal we move two place to the left and you move only one.

hi, can you please work out one of the ratio ones like #5 or #13

7:25= 7/25

7/25=0.28

0.28=28% Because from decimal to percent you move your decimal over two places to the right.

I got perfect score, thanks for this practice Ilove Math ♥