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Understand How to Use Percentages to Calculate Discounts

In this worksheet, students will calculate the discount in terms of percentage and amount.

'Understand How to Use Percentages to Calculate Discounts' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Ratio and Proportion

Curriculum subtopic:   Solve Percentage Problems

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this worksheet, we will learn how to calculate the value of the discount a shop is offering on different items.

 

You may well be used to finding simple percentages by finding 10% first.

For example, to find 40% of £72, you first find 10% which is 7.2. 

40% will be 7.2 x 4 = 28.8

So 40% of £72 = £28.80

 

Sometimes you might need to find a more complicated percentage such as 63%. It is therefore important to know a different method which can be used to find any percentage and this is the method shown below.

 

 

This shop is offering a 35% discount on all its prices.     

 

For Example:

The discount on £701 is

 

The discount on £546 is

 

You can use your calculator in this worksheet to help you find the answers.

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