Hi. This is a series of videos that

focus on ways to improve performance on the Wonderlic test. This video will

focus on percentage questions. in Wonderlic percentage questions you’ll have

mathematical problems that will involve percentages. Here’s our tips on how to

quickly solve these questions. Simple equation, Simple solution. We need to set up a set of fractions comparing the original and new values. The equation

should have the values given to us in one fraction and the percentages given

to us in the other fraction. The original values are put in the denominators,

while the new values are put in the numerators. For percentages the original

value is always 100%. To calculate a 30 percent raise we’ll add 30 to 100%.

So the number in the numerator should be 130, not 30.

To calculate a 30% discount we’ll subtract 30 from 100, so the number in

the numerator should be 70. To solve the equation assign X as the

missing value. For example in this question, the

original price is equal to 100%. The new price is 10% more than that, so it’s 110% of the original price. We need to put the X where the

original price is and solve for it. To continue solving this equation follow

the animation. The original price was 90 cents.

This basic equation can be used for different phrasings of the question. In this case we

have the original price and the new price. What we’re missing is the new

amount in percentages. That’s where we’ll put an X. To continue solving this

equation follow the animation The price went up by 10%.

Remember, you can use this basic equation for most math problems that

involve percentages. Join us for additional preparation videos.

You can find more questions and explanations in our comprehensive practice packs.

Good luck.

## 4 Comments

Why is it 90 I don't understand

Brilliant work for the people wonderlic sample test.

Are there deducted point for incorrect answer on the wonderlic basic test

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I got lost 😂