# How To Find Percentage Of a Number Easily

Jan 20, 2016 |

## Let’s See Thee Story Of “%” And How To Find Percentage Of a Numbers The word “percent “ (per cent) was taken from the Latin language which means “by the hundred” or can be explained, as the portion of a quantity proportional to its whole relative to “one hundred”. This is a  percent sign ” % “,  the contraction of two circles (0) separated by a horizontal line, and the modern “%” symbol derived. In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”, or the abbreviated some time as  “pct.” Or “pc” used in the case of quantities in economics. In mathematical statement “a percentage is a dimensionless number (pure number)”. For example, 81% (read as eighty one percent) and expressed as, equal to 81 portions of its whole quantity relative to 100. Following will help understanding further:

### Examples Of How To Find Percentage Of The Numbers

Example 1: 25 is what percent of  100. The formula is:   (25/100) x 100 = 25%

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Example 2:  What is 55% of 200. The formula is:  55/100×200=110

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Example 3:  243 is the 57% of what number. The formula is:  (243/100) / 57 = 426.3

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Example 4: What is the percentage increase between 245 and 512 . The formula is: 512-245/245×100=108.97 %

Example 5: What is the percentage decrease between 345 and 298 . The formula is: 298-345/345×100=13.6 %

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