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Math8 Ratios, Rates, Percents Practice



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
Choose the best answer.
 

 1. 

Show the ratio 117:78 in lowest terms.
a.
3:2
b.
9:6
c.
39:26
d.
117:78
 

 2. 

Determine the value of x if  mc002-1.jpg.
a.
9
b.
14
c.
18
d.
32
 

 3. 

A normal deck of playing cards has 52 cards in four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades) of 13 cards each. Two of the suits are black and two of the suits are red. The ratio of red cards to the whole deck is
a.
1:1
b.
1:2
c.
2:3
d.
2:4
 

 4. 

Traffic counters find that 7025 private vehicles use a particular intersection. Of those vehicles, 1405 have two people in them. Expressed in lowest terms, what is the ratio of the two-person vehicles to the rest of the vehicles using that intersection?
a.
1:4
b.
1:5
c.
4:1
d.
4:5
 

 5. 

A stable has 39 horses available for trail rides. Of these horses, 26 are all brown, 8 are mainly white, and the rest are black. Express in lowest terms the ratio of brown horses to mainly white horses to black horses.
a.
13:4:2
b.
13:4:5
c.
26:8:5
d.
39:26:8
 

 6. 

A rapid transit train has 39 passengers on it as it starts its run. At the first stop 12 passengers get off and 18 passengers get on. What is the ratio of the number of passengers who were on the train as it arrived in the first station to the number who were on the train when it left the first station? Express your answer in lowest terms.
a.
2:3
b.
13:15
c.
18:12
d.
27:39
 

 7. 

A photo has a length to width ratio of 8:5. If the length of the photo is 13.6 cm, the width of the photo is
a.
3.0 cm
b.
8.5 cm
c.
18.6 cm
d.
21.8 cm
 

 8. 

Brian’s cell phone use shows the following pattern: 45% phone calls, 30% texting, 10% games, and the rest devoted to music. Express the ratio of phone time to text time to music time in lowest terms.
a.
3:2:1
b.
4.5:3:1
c.
30:15:10
d.
45:30:10
 

 9. 

Lewis read 35 pages of a novel in 25 min. At this rate, determine how many pages he can read in one hour.
a.
70
b.
72
c.
78
d.
84
 

 10. 

If GST is 5%, how much GST will you pay on a new bicycle priced at $445.00?
a.
$5.00
b.
$20.00
c.
$22.25
d.
$44.50
 

 11. 

Hawlie works at a movie theatre and earns $8.25 per hour. How much will she earn after six hours of work?
a.
$24.75
b.
$48.00
c.
$49.50
d.
$54.00
 

 12. 

The grocery store sells mustard in different sizes of bottles: 275 mL for $2.10, 500 mL for $3.90, 750 mL for $5.10, and 1 L for $6.90. Which size is the best buy?
a.
275 mL
b.
500 mL
c.
750 mL
d.
1 L
 

 13. 

A set of earphones is regularly priced at $36.50 and is on sale for $21.90. What is the discount rate?
a.
20%
b.
35%
c.
40%
d.
60%
 

 14. 

A 4-litre jug of milk is priced at $4.15. Determine the unit price.
a.
$0.42 per L
b.
$1.04 per L
c.
$2.08 per L
d.
$4.15 per L
 

 15. 

One completely shaded grid represents 100%. Which diagram represents mc015-1.jpg?
a.

mc015-2.jpg
b.

mc015-3.jpg
c.

mc015-4.jpg
d.

mc015-5.jpg
 

 16. 

One completely shaded grid represents 100%. What percent does this diagram represent?

mc016-1.jpg
a.
0.25%
c.
25%
b.
2.5%
d.
250%
 

 17. 

Jake scored these marks on four tests: 0.75, mc017-1.jpg, 0.85, and mc017-2.jpg. Which is the highest test mark?
a.
0.75
c.
0.85
b.
mc017-3.jpg
d.
mc017-4.jpg
 

 18. 

Which fraction can be written as 180%?
a.
mc018-1.jpg
c.
mc018-3.jpg
b.
mc018-2.jpg
d.
mc018-4.jpg
 

 19. 

What is 165.25% of $150?
a.
$24.78
c.
$2478.75
b.
$247.88
d.
$24 787.50
 

 20. 

If GST is 5% and PST is 6.5%, what is the total tax on a shirt costing $28.50?  Round your answer to the nearest cent.
a.
$31.78
c.
$11.50
b.
$17.00
d.
$3.28
 

 21. 

The gopher population in a pasture is 200. The following year the population increased by 10%. It increased by another 10% the next year, and then increased by an additional 10% the year after that. What was the gopher population after the third year?
a.
260
c.
266
b.
261
d.
267
 

 22. 

Sam borrows $2000 and agrees to repay the loan after two months. He agrees to pay 1.5% interest the first month and 1.5% interest on the new total the second month. How much interest will Sam pay at the end of two months?
a.
$120.90
c.
$60.00
b.
$60.45
d.
$3.00
 

 23. 

On Friday, attendance at a movie theatre was 248 customers. On Saturday, it was 302% of Friday’s number. What was attendance on Saturday?
a.
82
c.
550
b.
302
d.
749
 

Matching
 
 
Choose the term that best matches each example. Terms may be used more than once or not at all. 
a.
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e.
grp001-3.jpg
b.
145%
f.
grp001-4.jpg
c.
grp001-2.jpg
g.
5% + 6%
d.
50%
 

 24. 

decimal expressed as a fraction
 

 25. 

fraction expressed as a decimal
 

 26. 

fractional percent
 

 27. 

fraction expressed as a percent
 

 28. 

combined percent
 
 
Match each of the following terms to the most appropriate description. A term may be used more than once or not at all.
a.
part-to-part ratio
d.
two-term ratio
b.
proportion
e.
unit price
c.
rate
f.
unit rate
 

 29. 

compares two quantities measured in different units
 

 30. 

an equation that says that two ratios or two rates are equal
 

 31. 

used to compare costs of similar items, often shown per 100 g or 100 mL.
 

 32. 

a rate in which the second term is one (e.g., 20 km/h)
 



 
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