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Homework
Unit 6 Lesson 20: Percentage of a Number:
Word Problems
Directions: Solve.
Example: At soccer practice, Peter
made 12 out of 20 goal attempts.
What percentage of the goals did he
make?
1. Vanessa made 60 cupcakes for
the party. 5% of the cupcakes
were burnt. How many cupcakes
did Vanessa burn?
2. In Mr. Lee’s class, 40% of the
students turned in their
biographies. How many students
are in Mr. Lee’s class if 8 turned
in their biographies?
3. On Saturday night, 94% of the
students on the football team are
going to the banquet. How many
students are on the football team
if 47 are going to the banquet?
2. Make a plan. I know Peter made a ratio of 12:20
goal attempts. To find the percentage, I need to
find the number of goals he made out of 100
attempts. Since 20 × 5 = 100, I will multiply both
the number of goals and number of attempts by 5.
3. Solve.
Peter made 60% of his goal
attempts.
4. Check for reasonableness.
12/20 = 0.60 and
60/100 = 0.60.
Goals Attempts
12 20
24 40
36 60
48 80
60 100
Homework
Unit 6 Lesson 20: Percentages
Directions: Solve.
4. Andres wants a toy car that is
\$65. The toy store is having a sale
on Sunday where everything will
be 20% off. What will be the sale
price of the toy car?
5. During hockey practice, Tony
made 4 out of 5 goal attempts.
What percentage of the goals did
he make?
6. Yoli read 16 pages out of 50. What
is the percentage of pages she