# WORD PROBLEMS - PERCENTS

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WORD PROBLEMS - PERCENTS

1. If he MADE 12/20, how many did he MISS?
George made 12 out of 20 free throws at basketball practice. What percent did he miss? If he MADE 12/20, how many did he MISS? Now set up the % proportion then solve. He missed 40% of his free throws.

2. If she MADE 40/50, how many did he MISS?
Vanessa made 40 out of 50 free throws at basketball practice. What percent did she miss? Ex. 2 If she MADE 40/50, how many did he MISS? Now set up the % proportion then solve. She missed 20% of her free throws

3. Laura is a salesperson in a retail store and earns \$32 per week plus 16% of her weekly sales. If Laura made \$256 one week, what were her sales that week? First – Translate the sentence. Then – Solve for s. s = 256 .16s = 224 s = 1400 Laura’s sales for the week were \$1400

4. Ex. 4 Kate is a salesperson in a retail store and earns \$44 per week plus 11% of her weekly sales. If Kate made \$220 one week, what were her sales that week? First – Translate the sentence. Then – Solve for s. s = 220 .11s = 176 s = 1600 Kate’s sales for the week were \$1600

5. The sales tax rate in a certain state is 5%. Find the total price paid for a pair of shoes that costs \$39. 5% of 39 is ? First calculate the amount of tax to be paid. This is the TAX, now ADD it to the purchase.

6. The sales tax rate in a certain state is 5%. Find the total price paid for a pair of shoes that costs \$45. 5% of 45 is ? First calculate the amount of tax to be paid. This is the TAX, now ADD it to the purchase.

7. First calculate her commission for the first \$5000.
Sarah works in an appliance store. She gets a commission in addition to her hourly pay. She earns a 5% commission for sales up to \$5000 and a 8% commission for all sales in a month above \$ Last month her sales were \$ How much was her commission? First calculate her commission for the first \$5000. Next, calculate her commission for the remaining \$1400. Add the two amounts together. Her commission was \$362.

8. First calculate her commission for the first \$4000.
Jacob works in an appliance store. He gets a commission in addition to his hourly pay. He earns a 3% commission for sales up to \$4000 and a 7% commission for all sales in a month above \$ Last month his sales were \$ How much was his commission? First calculate her commission for the first \$4000. Next, calculate her commission for the remaining \$1200. Add the two amounts together. His commission was \$204.