Numeracy Basics | Percentages

Activity Four


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Determine percentage values as specified in the problems below:

a. If a company sells an item for $500, of which $300 is profit, what percentage of the sale is profit

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b. If a company sells an item for $2 503, of which $1 211 is profit, what percentage of the sale is profit, rounded to two decimal places?

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c. If a student scores a mark of 26 out of 40 on an assignment, and the assignment counts for 25 marks in their final grade, how many marks out of these 25 have they earned? (hint: do this in two stages, first finding a percentage and then using it)

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