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The price of rice has increased by 20%. Lalu has decided to spend only 8% more than what he initially did on buying rice. What is the percentage decrease in Lalu's rice consumption?
» Explain it
A
Let the initial price of Lalu be Rs. 100 per unit and Lalu's consumption be 10 units.

∴   Initial amount spent = 100 × 10 = Rs. 1,000

New price of rice = 120% of 100 = Rs. 120 and new total amount spent = 108% of 1000 = Rs. 1,080

 ∴   New consumption = 1080 = 9 units 120

∴  Decrease in consumption = 1 unit
 ∴   % decrease = 1 × 100 = 10% 10

Hence, option A is correct.
2
The production of a company has ups and downs every year. The production increases for two consecutive years consistently by 15% and in the third year it decreases by 20%. Again in the next two years it increases by 25% each year and decreases by 10% in the third year. If we start counting from the year 2014 approximately what will be the effect on the production of the Company in 2018?
» Explain it
B
Suppose the production of the company in the year 2014 be x.

Then production of the company in year 2018

 = x × 115 × 115 × 80 × 125 = 1.32x 100 100 100 100

∴    Increase % in the production in year 2018

 = (1.32x – x) × 100 = 32% x

Hence, option B is correct.
3
In a village, two contestants (A & B) are contesting in an election. 70% of the registered voters cast their votes in the election and A wins the election by 400 votes. If A had received 12.5% less votes, A’s votes would have been equal to B’s votes. How many registered voters are there in the village?
» Explain it
C
Let the votes received by A be x & B be y.

Now as per the given statements,

x – y = 400        .....(1)

 Also ( 87.5 ) x = y + ( 12.5 ) x         ...(2) 100 100

(The votes lost by A would go into B’s account)

solving (2), we get
 y = ( 3 ) x          ....(3) 4

Using (3) to solve (1) we get
 x – ( 3 ) x = 400 4

x = 1600
And, y = 1200

Now, we know that A & B collectively won 70% of total votes.

If the total number of registered voters in the village be Z,
 Then, ( 70 ) Z = 1600 + 1200 = 2800 100

Z = 4000

Hence, option C is correct.
4
A person had a certain amount. He invested 5/6th of it in shares, 5% of it in mutual funds, 10% of it in debentures and kept the remaining Rs. 850 with him. If got interest at 10% for a year on debentures, what amount did he get as interest?
» Explain it
C
5/6 corresponds to 83.33%.

Hence, the amount that he kept with him corresponds to 100 − (83.33 + 5 + 10) = 1.67% of the total amount with him. This corresponds to Rs. 850

Also, because he placed 10% in debentures and he got 10% interest, amount obtained in interest = 10% of 10% of amount with him i.e. 1% of the amount with him.

 ∴   Interest earned = (850 × 1) = 850 × 3 = 510 1.67 5

Hence, option C is correct.
5
A car costing Rs. 5,00,000 of a person depreciated at the rate of 15% in the first year, 13% in the second year and so on. House of that person, costing Rs. 7,00,000 appreciated at the rate of 10% in the first year, 12% in the second year and so on. What was the change in total value of car, house at the end of 3 years?
» Explain it
C
Original cost of a car and house = 500000 + 700000 = Rs. 12,00,000

New cost of car = 500000 × 0.85 × 0.87 × 0.89 = Rs. 329077.5

New cost of house = 700000 × 1.1 × 1.12 × 1.14 = Rs. 983136

∴  Total new cost = Rs. 13,12,213.5

∴  Change = increase of Rs. 1,12,213.5 ≈ Rs. 1,12,214

Hence, option C is correct.

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The meaning of the term per cent is 'for every hundred'. it can be defined as follows:

"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 %.

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Percentage Questions for SBI PO 2019

Question:
In a village, two contestants (A & B) are contesting in an election. 70% of the registered voters cast their votes in the election and A wins the election by 400 votes. If A had received 12.5% less votes, A’s votes would have been equal to B’s votes. How many registered voters are there in the village?

Options:
4500
4200
4000
4250
None of these

Explanation:

Let the votes received by A be x & B be y.

Now as per the given statements,

x – y = 400        .....(1)

Also,

 ( 87.5 ) x = y + ( 12.5 ) x  ...(2) 100 100

(The votes lost by A would go into B’s account)

solving (2), we get

 y = ( 3 ) x          ....(3) 4

Using (3) to solve (1) we get

 x – ( 3 ) x = 400 4

x = 1600
And, y = 1200

Now, we know that A & B collectively won 70% of total votes.

If the total number of registered voters in the village be Z, then

 ( 70 ) Z = 1600+1200 = 2800 100

Z = 4000

Hence, option C is correct.

Percentage Questions for SBI Bank PO

Questions: A car costing Rs. 5,00,000 of a person depreciated at the rate of 15% in the first year, 13% in the second year and so on. House of that person, costing Rs. 7,00,000 appreciated at the rate of 10% in the first year, 12% in the second year and so on. What was the change in total value of carhouse at the end of 3 years?

Decrease of Rs. 1,34,543

Increase of Rs. 1,34,543

Increase of Rs. 1,12,214

Decrease of Rs. 1,12,214

Increase of Rs. 1,12,241

Explanation: Original cost of a car and house = 500000 + 700000 = Rs. 12,00,000

New cost of car = 500000 × 0.85 × 0.87 × 0.89 = Rs. 329077.5

New cost of house = 700000 × 1.1 × 1.12 × 1.14 = Rs. 983136

∴  Total new cost = Rs. 13,12,213.5

∴  Change = increase of Rs. 1,12,213.5 ≈ Rs. 1,12,214

Hence, option C is correct.

Percentage Questions for SBI PO Mains

Question: The production of a company has ups and downs every year. The production increases for two consecutive years consistently by 15% and in the third year it decreases by 20%. Again in the next two years it increases by 25% each year and decreases by 10% in the third year. If we start counting from the year 2014 approximately what will be the effect on the production of the Company in 2018?

22
32
30
20
None of these

Explanation:

Suppose the production of the company in the year 2014 be x.

Then the production of the company in the year 2018

 =x× 115 × 115 × 80 × 125 100 100 100 100

= 1.32x

∴    Increase % in the production in the year 2018

 = (1.32x – x) × 100 = 32% x

Hence, option B is correct.

Percentage Questions Asked in SBI PO 2018

Question: The price of rice has increased by 20%. Lalu has decided to spend only 8% more than what he initially did on buying rice. What is the percentage decrease in Lalu's rice consumption?

10%
13%
18%
14%
None of these

Explanation:

Let the initial price of Lalu be Rs. 100 per unit and Lalu's consumption be 10 units.

∴   Initial amount spent = 100 × 10 = Rs. 1,000

New price of rice = 120% of 100 = Rs. 120 and new total amount spent = 108% of 1000 = Rs. 1,080
 ∴   New consumption = 1080 = 9 units 120

∴  Decrease in consumption = 1 unit

 ∴   % decrease = 1 × 100 = 10% 10

Hence, option A is correct.

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