# Percent Test

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Name _______________________________              Period ______     Date _____________

You must show each step for full credit.

1. A price of a cell phone increased from \$55 to \$80. What was the percent of increase?
Round to the nearest tenth.

_______ amount of change

_______ original amount

_______ percent increase

2. The Nike store is having a store wide sale. All shoes that cost at least \$89.99 get a 10%
discount. If the sales tax is 8.25%, estimate how much will you pay for a shoe that is \$89.99?

Step 1: Find 10% of the price of the shoe.

Step 2: Find the sales price after the discount is taken off the original price.

Step 3: Find the tax by finding what number is 8.25% of the sales price.

Step 4: Combine the tax and the discounted price of the shoe.

3. A VCR normally selling for \$370 is discounted 30%. Find the sale price.
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Step 1 – Find 30% of \$370.

Step 2 – Take the 30% off the original price.

4. Mrs. Johnson plans to purchase a new home entertainment center on a financing plan. She
must make an initial down payment that is a portion of the total cost. The table below shows
the down payments that four different stores require.

Store                 Down
Payment
Home Audio                15 %

Music and More                  1
5
Sound Savings                  1
8
Discount Center               18%

If the entertainment center costs the same at each store, which store requires the smallest
down payment?

5. Bobby saved \$32 when he purchased a jacket at a clearance sale. If the sale price was 40%
off the regular price, what was the regular price of the jacket?

_______ = Part

_______ = Percent

_______ = Whole

6. Vanessa can read an average of 18 pages during a 30-minute reading period at school. At
this rate, approximately how long will it take her to read a 380-page book?

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Hint: Make two ratios using your units/labels and solve the proportion.

7. Mrs. Guzman bought 3 table lamps for \$129.90. If each lamp cost \$40.00 before tax was
added, what tax rate did she pay on the 3 lamps? Show work for full credit.

a. 7.5%                                  c. 30.79%
b. 43.3%                                 d. 8.25%

8. Mai earns a salary of \$200 per week plus an additional 5% on her sales. If Mai’s weekly
salary increases by \$25 and her commission increases to 6%, how much will she earn if her
weekly sales are \$2,500?

Step 1: Find Mai’s new salary.

\$_______ new salary

Step 2: Find Mai’s commission by finding…

(pick the correct one) what number is 5% of \$2,500       OR what number is 6% of \$2,500

\$_______ Mai’s commission

Step 3: Find Mai’s earnings by combing step 1 and step 2.

9. Caroline used the following formula to determine t, the sales tax on p, the dollar amount of a
customer’s total purchase at the candle shop where Caroline works.

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t = 0.0825p

A customer bought a box of red candles for \$15 and 2 scented candles for \$20 each. Which is
closest to the sales tax on the customer’s purchase?

A \$5.95       B \$4.54       C \$1.65      D \$2.89

10. Fred pays the same amount of property tax each month. His total property tax for the year is
\$1,545. What is his monthly tax payment in dollars and cents?

% % % Bonus % % %
11. After 5 years how much interest is earned on a savings account with a 9% interest rate if the
principal is \$3,200? Use the formula I = prt

_______ Principal

_______ Rate

_______ Time

_______ Interest

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