What is Percentage?

Percentage is a ratio or number expressed as “a part of 100”. The word “percent” actually means “per 100”. Percentage is generally shown using the % sign. which is a diagonal line with a circle on each side. Percentages can be easily converted to fractions and decimals. They are used to show how large or small an amount is compared to another amount. Percentages usually only have values between 0 and 100 but in certain cases these values can exceed one hundred. 100% stands for 1/1 = 1 =1:1, so it is the exact proportion or full amount of the value that the percentage originally belonged to. Where do we use Percentages? Percentage are not only commonly used in the classroom but also in our everyday life. Here are some examples: Sales in a shop. To give statistics. Grades. Probability (50% chance) Food labels (eg: 0.5% fat) There are many more uses of percentages but these were some which you should be familiar with. Working with Percentages Now that you know what percentages are, you can start working with them. You should try to calculate a percentage of an amount or look at percentage increases and decreases. Please share this page if you like it or found it helpful!
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Chapter 4.0:  Learning Outcomes Students will know what percentage are! Students will be able to recognise and use the percentage sign! Students will be familiar with examples of situations in which percentages are used!
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