Percentage

Table of Contents

  • Percentage
  • Summary
  • Did You Know?
  • What’s Next?

In the previous segment, we had looked at the comparison of Ratios. In this segment of the

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    chapter ‘Comparing Quantities’, we will look at percentages.

    What is Percentage?

    • Per means ‘out of’ and cent means ‘hundredth’. So, percent simply means ‘Out of every hundred’.
    • Symbol of percentage is ‘%’.
    • For example,
      1. 35% means 35

    100

    or 35 parts out of 100 parts.

      1. 45 percent of the students in a class are girls means that if there are 100 students in a class, then 45 of them are girls.

    Summary

    Percentage

    Definition

    Out of every hundred

    Symbol

    %

    Did you know?

    A percentage is a dimensionless number (pure number). It has no unit of measurement.

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