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Mathematics Problem Solving

Volume 5, Number 16, January 18, 2000

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## Percentages

1. Eighty percent equals 4/5. Francine got 80% on
her last math test. There were five questions. How many questions did
she get right?

2.
Twenty-five percent equals 1/4. We have a rule that when our Cooking
Club members vote on a new rule, at least 25% of the members must be
present. There are 18 members in our club. How many members must be
present in order for us to have a legal vote?

3. At our
last Cooking Club meeting, 50% of the members were present. We voted to
have a Valentine’s Day party. Only two members voted against
the proposal. How many members voted to have the party?

4. All the
students at Reagan Elementary School voted in a poll about school
uniforms. Twelve percent were for school uniforms; Seventy-one percent
were opposed to the idea. The rest were undecided. __________ percent
were undecided.

5.
There are 400 students at Reagan Elementary school. Based on the poll,
how many of them say that they are in favor of school uniforms?

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