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GMAT Math Review Arithmetic Percent Questions Part 1

Updated on May 27, 2012

GMAT Preparation questions focused on Arithmetic section and subject is Percent.

Please see the link provided at the bottom of the page for solution page


Walter family has a budget of $2,500 per month. Family expenses have risen 1% this month and inflation increased 2% compare to previous month. How much money Walter family should cut to balance their budget?

a. 75.5

b. 75

c. 25

d. 50

e. 50.5


Michael made $100 profit from his 2 separate investments. If he made 10% from his first investment of $500. His second investment amount is $1,000. What is the rate of return of his second investment?

a. 5%

b. 10%

c. 2%

d. 20%

e. 1%


All 50 seats are taken in a bus. 20% of the passengers got off the bus at the first stop. 10% of the remaining passengers got off the bus at the second stop. How many empty seats are available now after the second stop?

a. 32

b. 35

c. 40

d. 36

e. 25


A container is half filled with water and half empty. If you filled up the container with 50% water and 50% alcohol mixture, how many percent of the total mixture is now alcohol?

a. 20

b. 25

c. 40

d. 50

e. 75


Acceptable passing grade is to have 50% or higher arithmetic average score from 3 tests combined. Sam answered 20 questions correctly out of 50 in the first test and answered 36 questions correctly out of 80 in the second tests. 100 questions will be asked in the 3rd test. How many does he need to answer correctly in the 3rd test in order to pass?

a. 85

b. 75

c. 69

d. 58

e. 59


Milk production in a farm increased 10% this year. It is now 1,100 gallon. There are 5 cows more than last year in the farm. Assuming each cow is giving same amount of milk and milk production increase is due to increased number of cows. How many gallons each cow gives milk per year?

a. 5

b. 15

c. 20

d. 25

e. 12


When you increase a number by 20%, it is value 240. What would be the value if you decreased the original value by 30%?

a. 100

b. 120

c. 140

d. 200

e. 220


If you return merchandise to a store after 20 days, store is charging 5% restocking fee. Restocking fee is calculated by excluding 7% tax rate. Michael paid $1,000 including tax to his merchandise and returned after 20 days to store. How much money he lost from his shopping experience?

a. 46.5

b. 47.5

c. 50

d. 93

e. 100


3There are 44 people in the party. Number of men are 20% higher than number of women in the party. 10 couples and 5 single men left the party. How many men left in the party?

a. 7

b. 8

c. 9

d. 10

e. 14


You have $1,000 of initial investment earned each year 10% in last 3 years. How much money do have now?

a. 1250

b. 1300

c. 1331

d. 1500

e. 1100

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