## Percentages: Practice Exercise-3

**Question 1:** In an examination, 75% candidates passed in English and 60% passed in Mathematics. 25% failed in both and 240 passed the examination. Find the total number of candidates.

**(a) **492

**(b)** 300

**(c) **500

**(d)** 400

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**Question 2: **In an examination, 93% of students passed and 259 failed. The total number of students appearing at the examination was:

**(a)** 3700

**(b)** 3850

**(c)** 3950

**(d)** 4200

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**Question 3:** In an examination, 1100 boys and 900 girls appeared, 40% of the boys and 50% of the girls passed the examination. The percentage of candidates who failed is:

**(a)** 45%

**(b)** 45.5%

**(c)** 50%

**(d)** 55.5%

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**Question 4:** A box has 100 blue balls, 50 red balls and 50 black balls, 25% of blue balls and 50% of red balls

are taken away. Then, percentage of black balls at present is

**(a)** 25%

**(b)** 100/3 %

**(c)** 40%

**(d)** 50%

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**Question 5:** In an examination in which full marks were 500. A got 10% less than B. B got 25% more than C, C got 20% less than D. If A got 360 marks, what percentage of full marks was obtained by D?

**(a)** 90%

**(b) **80%

**(c)** 50%

**(d)** 60%

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### Percentages: The Complete Lesson

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