Quant Handy Concepts and tricks: "Percentage"


The term per cent mean 'for every hundred'.
"A per cent is a fraction whose denominator is 100 and the numerator of the fraction is called the rate per cent." Per cent is denoted by the sign '%'.

Concept  to Caluculate Per cent

If we have to find y% of x, then 
y% of x=(x*y)/100

Conversion of Per Cent into Fraction

Expression per cent (x%) into fraction. 
Required fraction=x/100

Conversion of fraction into Percentage

Expressing a fraction (x/y) in per cent.
Required percentage=(x/y)*100)%

Expressing One Quanity as a Per Cent with Respect to Other

To express a quantity as a per cent with respect to other quantity following formula is used.
(The quantity to be expressed in per cent)/ (2nd quantity (in respect of which the per cent has to be obtained))X100%

Important Concept and Tricks  

1. If x% of A is equal to y% of B, then
z% of A=(yz/x)% of B

2. When a number x is increased or decreased by y%, then the new number will be 

3. When the value of an object is first changed (increased ) by a% and then changed (increased ) by b%,then
Net effect=[a+b +ab/100]%

4. Suppose in an examination, x% of total number of students failed in subject A and y% of total number of students failed in subject B and z% failed
in both the suject. Then, 
(i) Percentage of students who passed in both the subjects=[100-(x+y-z)]%
(ii) Percentage of students who failed in either subject=(x+y-z)%

5. If due to r% decrease in the price of an item, a person can buy A kg more in Rs.x, then
Actual price of that item= Rs (rx)/((100-r)A) Per kg

Example :If due to 10% decrease  in the price of sugar ,Ram can buy 5 kg more sugar in Rs 100 , then find the actual Price of sugar ?

solution : Here r = 10 % ,x = 100 and A = 5 kg 
Actual price of sugar = 10*100/((100-10 )*5) =  Rs. 2(2/9)

6.If the population of a town is P and it increases at the rate of R% per annum, then
(i) Population after n yr= P(1+r/100)^n
(ii) Population, n yr ago=P/(1+r/100)^n

7. If the present population of a city is P and there is a increment  of R1%, R2% ,R3% in first, second and third year respectively, then

Population of city after 3 yr=P(1+R1/100)(1+R2/100)(1+R3/100)

Example : Population of a city in 20004 was 1000000. If in 2005 there is an increment of 15 % , in 2006 there is a decrement of 35 % and in 2007 there is an increment of 45 %, then find the population of city at the end of the year 2007.

solution : Required population = P (1 + R1/100)(1 - R2/100)(1 + R3/100)
P (1 + 15/100)(1 - 35/100)(1 + 45/100)
= 1083875

To do the Quizzes based on "Percentages", click on the below links -
1. Quiz 1
2. Quiz 2
3. Quiz 3
4. Quiz 4
5. Quiz 5

To study notes on "Percentages", 
Notes 1 

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