Percents & Fractions
While last week’s Inauguration looked quite different than usual and there were none of the traditional Inauguration Day Balls, here are some problems to commemorate that tradition.
Hot Shot is an arcade basketball game in which the object is to make as many baskets as possible within the 60-second time limit. A player is awarded 2 points for each successful shot during the first 50 seconds of play and 3 points per successful shot during the final 10 seconds. Tyler had a bit of beginner’s luck in her first game scoring a total of 60 points. She wants to exceed this total in her second game.
Ariel and Thomas are playing the Dreidel game. In their version of the game, players take turns spinning the dreidel and take various actions based on which symbol is face up when the dreidel stops spinning.
For many of us, the thought of snow brings hopes of snow days, sledding or skiing. For others it means traffic jams and shoveling. Unfortunately for Roger’s father, he is in this second category. It usually takes Roger’s father 35 minutes to get to work. However, after the snowstorm it took him an hour and 15 minutes to get to work. What was the percent increase in his commute time to work?
Marjorie went shopping on Black Friday and received successive discounts of 25%, 40% and 20% off of the original price.
Mrs. Hillstead has planned a dinner for 15 people this Thanksgiving. She bought 22.5 lbs of turkey, plus potatoes, cranberry salad, rolls and all of the traditional holiday food. Unfortunately, her daughter forgot to tell her that she was bringing three of her friends. If Mrs.
As September is winding down, we can see that nine of the twelve calendar months of the year have passed. This is 9/12 = 3/4 = 75% of 2020, when considering just the months. If we instead want to know what percent of the days in 2020 have passed at the end of the last day of September, what would that percentage be? Express your answer to the nearest tenth.