**> Understanding the Meaning of Percent <**

**Meaning of percent What is a Percent?**

Percent means "per one hundred" The Symbol for

percent is %

For example, suppose there are 100 students

enrolled in a lecture class. If only 63 attend the

lecture, then 63 per 100 students showed up. This

means 63% of the students attended the lecture.

If we take a closer look at this, we can see that the

fraction of the students that attended the lecture is

63/100, and this fraction can be expressed as 0.63.

63% is the same as 63/100

63% is the same as 0.63

This example shows how decimals, fractions, and

percents are closely related. In fact, they can each be used

to represent the same information

Meaning Percent

A percent is a ratio of a number to 100. A percent can be

expressed using the percent symbol %.

Example: 10 percent or 10% are both the same, and stand

for the ratio 10:100.