Percent of a Quantity Word Problems (Grade 6)

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Percent of a Quantity Word Problems

1. 
The recommended daily amount of vitamin C for children 9 to 13 years old is 45 mg. A serving of a juice drink contains 60% of the recommended amount. The juice drink contains 27 mg vitamin C.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Deenie has 80 books in her collection. If 60% of the books are fiction, how many of the books are nonfiction?
  1. 60
  2. 48
  3. 32
  4. 20
3. 
Micah has visited 30 lighthouses in Virginia and Maryland. Twenty percent of the lighthouses were in Virginia. How many more lighthouses did he visit in Maryland than in Virginia?
  1. 6
  2. 18
  3. 20
  4. 24
4. 
Orlando is using 320 pieces of stone tile to make red, white, and blue mosaic. If 20% of the pieces are blue and 35% are white, how many pieces are red?
  1. 64
  2. 112
  3. 144
  4. 176
5. 
In a recent survey about the types of transportation used for vacation, 36% of the 200 people surveyed chose airplanes, 53% chose automobiles, 2% chose trains, and the remainder chose boats. How many people chose boats?
  1. 182
  2. 140
  3. 72
  4. 18
6. 
In a litter, 2 out of 8 kittens are male. What percent of the kittens in the litter are female?
  1. 25%
  2. 28%
  3. 75%
  4. 82%
7. 
Richard has saved 83% of the money he needs to buy a new skateboard that costs $150. How much more does he need to save to buy the skateboard?
  1. $25.50
  2. $67.00
  3. $83.00
  4. $124.50
8. 
In a crate of 1,500 light bulbs, it is estimated that 4% are defective. How many of the 1,500 light bulbs in the crate are likely to be defective?
  1. 600
  2. 400
  3. 60
  4. 40
9. 
Mark gets an allowance of $9 each week from his parents for doing chores around the house. He saves 25% of his allowance. How much does Mark save each week?
  1. $0.02
  2. $0.23
  3. $2.25
  4. $22.50
10. 
Carol is a catcher on the school softball team. By the end of the season, she had played in 45% of the 40 games the team played. In how many games did Carol NOT play?
  1. 24
  2. 22
  3. 20
  4. 18

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