90-98% can't be correct when 25% or more (some sources say 1/3 or . 33.33%) of the population were slaves.
Slaves were the third social class in Ancient Rome.
If slaves were, let's say 30%. That leaves us with 70% between Patricians and Plebs. Out of this, probably 90% or even 98% were Plebeians. So let's say 95% of 70% = 66.5%
So, we could say that 3.5% were Patricians, 66.5% Plebeians, and 30% of slaves.
To answer this question correctly, if there's a correct answer between the alternatives. I'd go for C, 55% (taken into consideration that slaves could be 33% (1/3), and the percentage of plebeians, we did eyeball a bit high.
So the correct answer is option C. 55%.