Decimal, Percent and Fractions Practice Questions

fractionsFractions, Percent and Decimal Practice Questions

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

 

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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Modified: September 27th, 2017
Published: March 27th, 2014

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