GED Practice

GED Math Review: Percent Increase or Decrease


Questions:

A. Solve.

  1. What percent is 123 of 820?
  2. What percent is $4.50 of $6.00?
  3. $18.00 is what percent of $22.50?
  4. 350 is what percent of 2,000?
  5. 240 is what percent of 60?
  6. What percent of 4,000 is 120?
  7. $5 is what percent of $160?
  8. What percent of $40.00 is $72.00?

    B. Solve.
  9. $32.40 is what percent of $180.00?
    • 1.8%
    • 18%
    • 5.56%
    • 55.6%
  10. Compare these two values. Choose the answer.
    • the percent equal to the 23 students of 56 who wore rainjackets today is greater than the percent equal to the 12,576 people who voted of the 26,547 registered voters
    • the percent equal to the 23 students of 56 who wore rainjackets today is less than the percent equal to the 12,576 people who voted of the 26,547 registered voters
    • the percent equal to the 23 students of 56 who wore rainjackets today is equal to the percent equal to the 12,576 people who voted of the 26,547 registered voters
  11. What percent of 5,000 is 225?
  12. $144 is what percent of $150?
  13. What percent of $110.00 is $82.50?
  14. 40 is what percent of 16?

    C. find the percent of increase or decrease.
  15. Original amount: 1,500
    New amount: 1,725
  16. Original amount: $520.00
    New amount: $582.40
  17. Original amount: 280
    New amount: 70
  18. Original amount: $1,200
    New amount: $1,140
Answers:

  1. 15%
  2. 75%
  3. 80%
  4. 17.5%
  5. 400%
  6. 3%
  7. 3.125%
  8. 180%
  9. 18%
  10. is less than
  11. 4.5%
  12. 96%
  13. 75%
  14. 250%
  15. 15%
  16. 12%
  17. 75%
  18. 5%






Reference:




Complete Test Preparation for the GED Test 2014 by Steck-Vaughn