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Percentage Change

KS3 Maths Foundation Questions – Percentage Change

1) In the year 1994 the population of a town was 14350. Within 5 years that population had increased by 14%. What is the town’s current population?

2) Huddersfield is currently 3543 inches above sea level but due to climate change this will decrease by 12.5% in the next 5 years. How high will Huddersfield be above sea level in 5 years?

3)In London crime has increased 40% from 13,000 incidents a year. How many incidents does London now have a year?

4) A car was bought for £4500. If the value of the car decreases by 5% each year, how much will the car be worth after 5years?

5) The number of student attending a school have continued to increase by 10% each year for the last five years. If 5 years ago the student body numbered at 1500 how many students do they have now?

KS3 Maths Higher Questions – Percentage Change

1)In the year 1994 the population of a town was 14350. The population increases by 23% each year until a new census is taken in 2003. What is the town’s population by 2003?

2) Huddersfield is currently 3543 inches above sea level but due to climate change this will decrease by 3% each year for 5 years. How high will Huddersfield be above sea level in 5 years?

3) In London crime has increased 40% from 13,000 incidents a year.

a) How many incidents does London now have a year?

b) If instead the incidents a year are 17845 what is the actual percentage increase?

4) A van was bought for £4540. If the value of the car decreases by 7% each year, how much will the car be worth after 5 years?

5) The number of students attending a college have continued to increase by 13% each year for the last five years. If 7 years ago the student body numbered at 1200 how many students do they have now?

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