CHAPTER XLVII. 1. What is 10% of 200 ? The character, %, means per cent. Ten per cent of 200 means 10% of 200. 2. What is 6% of $1? Of $5? Of $5? Of $8? Of $17? 3. What is 121% of $16? Of $48? Of $40 ? Of $36 ? 4. A man has 20 sheep and intends to purchase 20% more. How many sheep will he then have ? 5. If a man sells 142 % of a herd of 84 cattle at $25 each, how much does he receive for them? 6. What per cent of 40 is 142% of 35 ? 7. What per cent of 80 is 20% of 100? 20% of 200 ? 8. What per cent of 100 is 25% of 80 ? 663% of 75 ? 9. Three hundred men were employed by a contractor If 831 % were able to do the work, how many men were disqualified ? 10. In an orchard of 270 trees 333% are pear trees, 50% are apple trees, and the rest are peach trees. How many trees of each kind in the orchard ? 11. A farmer had 120 sheep and sold 20% of them. How many sheep did he have left ? 12. A school has 300 pupils and 95% are pres. ent. How many are absent ? 13. If a town of 1500 inhabitants gains in a year 4%, how many does it gain ? 14. A merchant pays 10 cents a yard for prints and sells at 20% advance. What does he get a yard? 15. If an agent receives 4% commission for selling $800 worth of goods, how many dollars does he receive? How many does he pay to his employer ? 16. If a farmer raised $500 worth of wheat last year and $600 worth this year, what is his per cent gain this year over last year ? 17. If Arthur pays 50 cents for a knife and sells it for 55 cents, what is his per cent of gain ? 18. A physician who charged during a year for visits $1200, collected 831% of it, and for collecting paid an agent 81%. How much did the physician himself secure? How much did the agent receive for collecting ? 19. Of 40 words Julia misspelled 4, James 5, John 8, and Jane 10. What mark on a scale of 100 ought each to have ? 20. What per cent of $10 is $2.50 ? $5? 21. In the conjugation of verbs there are 150 forms to be written. What mark on a scale of 100 ought a boy to receive who missed 1 form ? 2 forms ? 3 forms ? 6 forms ? 12 forms ? 25 forms ? 75 forms ? 22. In the declension of nouns there are 75 forms to be written. If a boy is marked 96 on a scale of 100, how many forms does he write incorrectly? A boy who is marked 88 ? 80 ? 72 ? 56 ? 23. If a man pays $4 for the loan of $33}, what per cent does he pay ? 24. If a hatter sells for $4 apiece hats that cost him $3.75, what is his per cent of gain? 25. If a hatter sells for $3.75 hats that cost him $4, what per cent does he lose ? 26. If a man buys a share of stock for $80 and receives as dividend each year $4, what per cent does he receive ? 27. If a man buys a share of stock for $120 and receives as dividend each year $8, what per cent does he get on his investment ? 28. If 331 per cent of 60 bushels of corn is sold, how many bushels remain ? 29. If I pay 10% for collecting a bill of $87.50, how much do I get ? 30. If for immediate payment Mr. Brown gets 5% deduction from a bill of $31.20, how much does he pay? 31. How must goods that cost 40 cents a yard be sold to gain 5% ? 10% ? 12; % ? 15% ? 20% ? 25% ? 30% ? 35% ? 40% ? 50% ? 32. Of 50 barrels of apples 20% were found to be spoiled, and the rest were good. How many barrels of apples were good ? 33. If a man pays $45 for a pair of oxen and sells them for $50, what per cent does he gain? 34. From a cask of 50 gallons of molasses a grocer had sold 5 gallons. What per cent had he sold ? 35. What per cent of $50 is $10? $20 ? $25 ? $27.50? $35? $50 ? $75? $100 ? $150 ? 36. Of a brood of 9 chickens 3 were killed. What per cent were left alive? 37. A grocer sold tea at 55 cents a pound and thus gained 10%. What did the tea cost him a pound? 38. If a grocer sells tea at 55 cents a pound and thus loses 10%, what did the tea cost him a pound ? 39. If a man sells anything at half of its cost, what per cent does he lose ? 40. If a man sells anything for twice as much as it cost, what per cent does he gain ? 41. What does a man get for an article on which he loses 100% ? 42. What do you say about losing 150% ? Gaining 150% ? 43. If Mr. Thorndike invests of his money in land, what per cent of it does he so invest ? 44. $50 is 50% of how many dollars ? 25% ? 20%? 10% ? 62% ? 331% ? 100% ? 45. What per cent of a number is one fourth of it? Three fourths ? One eighth ? Three eighths? Five eighths? Five quarters ? 46. A dealer who pays 5% for selling goods paid one of his salesmen for his day's sales $3. How many dollars worth of goods did the latter sell ? 47. At 5% what sum can be insured for a premium of $50 ? 48. Peter spends $0.25, and this is 33} % of all he has. How much money has he left ? 49. A merchant sends his agent $ 52.50 from which he is to take his commission of 5% and expend the rest for sugar. What sum will the agent have to expend ? 50. Stephen misspelled 12% of the words given to him and spelled correctly 44 words. How many words were given to him to spell ? |