**Example**: 10% = \(\frac{10}{100}\) = \(\frac{1}{10}\)

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**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

\(\frac{?%}{100}\) x 120 = 90

? = 75%

**2. If y exceeds x by 20%, then x is less than y by?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

x = 100, y = 120

120——20

100——-? = 16\(\frac{2}{3}\)%

**3. After decreasing 24% in the price of an article costs Rs.912. Find the actual cost of an article?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

CP x \(\frac{76}{100}\) = 912

CP = 12 x 100

CP = 1200

**4. How much 60% of 50 is greater than 40% of 30?**

**Answer**: Option A

**Explanation**:

\(\frac{60}{100}\) x 50 â€“ \(\frac{40}{100}\) x 30

30 – 12 = 18

**5. How much is 80% of 40 is greater than \(\frac{4}{5}\) of 25?**

**Answer**: Option D

**Explanation**:

\(\frac{80}{100}\) x 40 â€“ \(\frac{4}{5}\) x 25

32 – 20 = 12

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

(\(\frac{40}{100}\)) x â€“ (\(\frac{20}{100}\)) x 650 = 190

\(\frac{2}{5}\) x = 320

x = 800

**2. 25% of 30% of 45% is equal to?**

**Answer**: Option A

**Explanation**:

(\(\frac{25}{100}\)) x (\(\frac{30}{100}\)) x (\(\frac{45}{100}\))

\(\frac{1}{4}\) x \(\frac{3}{10}\) x \(\frac{9}{20}\)

\(\frac{27}{800}\) = 0.03375

**3. 60% of a number is added to 120, the result is the same number. Find the number?**

**Answer**: Option A

**Explanation**:

(\(\frac{60}{100}\)) x + 120 = x

2x = 600

x = 300

**4. 85% of a number is added to 24, the result is the same number. Find the number?**

**Answer**: Option D

**Explanation**:

(\(\frac{85}{100}\)) x + 24 = x

3x = 480

x = 160

**5. 40 is subtracted from 60% of a number, the result is 50. Find the number?**

**Answer**: Option A

**Explanation**:

(\(\frac{60}{100}\)) x â€“ 40 = 50

6x = 900

x = 150

**Answer**: Option B

**Explanation**:

x Ã— (\(\frac{96}{100}\)) = 23040

x = 240 x 100

x = 24000

**2. If the price has fallen by 10% what percent of its consumption be: increased so that the expenditure may be the same as before?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

100 â€“ 10 = 90

90 ——10

100 ——? => 11\(\frac{1}{9}\)%

**3. If y exceeds x by 25%, then x is less than y by?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

x = 100 y = 125

125 ——– 25

100 ——– ? => 20%

**4. The salary of Mr. X is 30% more than that of Mr. Y . Find what percent of Mr. Yâ€™s salary is less than Mr. Xâ€™s?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

y = 100 x = 130

130 ——— 30

100 ——— ? => 23\(\frac{1}{13}\)%

**5. In an examination 38% of students fail in English and 61% pass in Hindi and 23% fail in both. Find the actual failure percentage?**

**Answer**: Option C

**Explanation**:

15 + 23 + 16 = 54%

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