Percentage : Aptitude Test

  • 12. Two employees X and Y are paid a total of Rs. 550 per week by their employer. If X is paid 120 percent of the sum paid to Y, how much is Y paid per week? 
A.) Rs. 150
B.) Rs. 300
C.) Rs. 250
D.) Rs. 200

Answer: Option 'C'

Let the amount paid to X per week = x
and the amount paid to Y per week = y
Then x + y = 550
But x = 120% of y = 120y/100 = 12y/10 
∴12y/10 + y = 550
⇒ y[12/10 + 1] = 550
⇒ 22y/10 = 550
⇒ 22y = 5500
⇒ y = 5500/22 = 500/2 = Rs.250

  • 13. Rahul went to a shop and bought things worth Rs. 25, out of which 30 Paise went on sales tax on taxable purchases. If the tax rate was 6%, then what was the cost of the tax free items? 
A.) Rs. 19.70
B.) Rs. 19.2
C.) Rs. 19.85
D.) Rs. 18.70

Answer: Option 'A'

Total cost of the items he purchased = Rs.25
Given that out of this Rs.25, 30 Paise is given as tax
=> Total tax incurred = 30 Paise = Rs.30/100
Let the cost of the tax free items = x
Given that tax rate = 6%
∴ (25−30/100−x)6/100 = 30/100
⇒ 6(25 −0.3 −x) = 30
⇒ (25 − 0.3 − x) = 5
⇒ x = 25 − 0.3 − 5 = 19.7

  • 14. The Shopkeeper increased the price of a product by 25% so that customer finds it difficult to purchase the required amount. But somehow the customer managed to purchase only 70% of the required amount. What is the net difference in the expenditure on that product? 
A.) 10% more
B.) 5% more
C.) 12.5% more
D.) 17.5% more

Answer: Option 'C'

Quantity X Rate = Price
1 x 1 = 1
0.7 x 1.25 = 0.875
Decrease in price = (0.125/1) × 100 = 12.5%

  • 15. In a competitive examination in State A, 6% candidates got selected from the total appeared candidates. State B had an equal number of candidates appeared and 7% candidates got selected with 80 more candidates got selected than A. What was the number of candidates appeared from each State? 
A.) 8000
B.) 8200
C.) 8020
D.) 7800

Answer: Option 'A'

State A and State B had an equal number of candidates appeared.
In state A, 6% candidates got selected from the total appeared candidates
In state B, 7% candidates got selected from the total appeared candidates
But in State B, 80 more candidates got selected than State A
From these, it is clear that 1% of the total appeared candidates in State B = 80
=> total appeared candidates in State B = 80 x 100 = 8000
=> total appeared candidates in State A = total appeared candidates in State B = 8000