SAT Math Practice Quiz : Sharpen your Percentages 9


Table based SAT Math questions are very popular amongst the SAT test developers. Take this test to find out how you fair. If you would like to take a real test, check out the following

SAT Math Practice Test 1

SAT Math Practice Test 2

SAT Algebra Practice Questions

Percentage of marks obtained by six students in six subjects

Student name subject History

(75)

Geography

(75)

Maths (150) Science
(200)
English
(100)
Hindi
(50)
Harry 80 60 70 50 55 90
Anne 70 80 90 90 80 85
Kim 50 50 80 60 87 45
Cain 90 70 65 95 63 55
Nick 60 75 75 55 70 70
Peter 90 90 85 80 75 65

Note: The figures in the brackets are the maximum marks in each subject

Based on the table and the data given above, answer the following questions:

1. What are the total marks obtained by Kim in History, Geography and Science together?

a)      120.5

b)      145.5

c)       195

d)      205

e)      None of these

2. What is the percentage of total marks obtained by Anne in all the subjects put together?

a)      92.5%

b)      84.6%

c)       76.3%

d)      85.7%

e)      82.5%

3. What is the average score of all the six students in History?

a)      72.54

b)      78.45

c)       55

d)      62.5

e)      None of these

4. What is the percentage of marks obtained by Peter in History, Geography, Math and Hindi together?

a)      80.7

b)      88.3

c)       85.67

d)      81.75

e)      84.2

5. What is the percentage difference of marks obtained by Harry and Nick in all the subjects?

a)      8.5

a)      8.25

b)      8.75

c)       9.75

d)      18.75

If you noticed, the test was not at all difficult. It was a touch lengthy, with so many calculations to be carried out. The key to acing these kinds of SAT math tests is to be on your toes (metaphorically, of course), analyze the table properly (as in check what kind of values are given and what all information is given) and then set down to solving the problems quickly.

One more thing, in questions such as this, it is recommended that you compute the following values beforehand: the total marks for all the students, the total maximum marks etc.

Solutions: 1 (c ), 2 (b), 3 (c ), 4 (e), 5 (e)


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