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Percentages

These percentage problems reinforce the use of percentages to show fractional values. At this level, the problems often contain a context of measurement with money or parts of a group.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 4: Fractions
Math 4: Percentages
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Elementary Fractions/Decimals
NCTM Standards:
Number and Operations Standard for Grades 35
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Backtoschool Supplies
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help calculate the total bill for these backtoschool supplies.
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Birthday Pictures
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Join Ms. Juncos's fourthgrade team in a comparison of seasons of birthdays.
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Charlene Goes Shopping
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Charlene needs to add some items to her winter collection. Help her determine where she should shop.
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Count the Discount
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. The jacket on the clearance rack is marked down 20% more each day. How much will it cost after 5 days?
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Frugal Freeda
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Help Freeda decide which store has the best buy.
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Irish Specials
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Calculate the final bill for our St. Patrick's Day dinner last week.
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Is There Really a Discount?
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine which friend is correct about the final price on a sales item.
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More Balloons
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 5. Here's a more difficult problem based on our balloon color preferences.
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PennyPinching Pretzel Company
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. If a pretzel company reduces the amount of pretzels in a bag by 25%
and then later increases that new amount by 25%, do the changes break
even?
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Sprinkler Spray
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Compare the radii of three sprinklers in Lily's garden.
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Summer at Sweet Tooth
 Ross Shelter & Carrie Shankweiler

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate Kate's earnings during her summer waitressing job.
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Toys To Go
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Sam determine the sale price of scooters at the toy store.
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The Twelve Percents of Christmas
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the percentages of the total gifts received on each of the twelve days of Christmas.
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What Percentage?
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Students are asked to find the percentage of numbers from 1 to 100
which meet several
given criteria.
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