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What is the percentage?A percent is a ratio whose second term is 100. Percent means parts per hundred. The word comes from the Latin phrase per centum, which means per hundred. In mathematics, we use the symbol % for percent or the abbreviation pct.
For example, 12% (read as 'twelve percent') is equal to 12/100, or 3/25, or 0.12.
Percentages are used to express how large or small one quantity is relative to another quantity.
Percentage in word problems:
- In 2011
In 2011, assuming about 61.3% of the households in Colorado owned pets. Find the decimal notation for 61.3%.
- Enrollment 2
Enrollment in the evening college program increased from 580 last year to 620 students this year. What was the rate of increase? Please round off your answer to two decimal places.
Researchers asked 200 families whether or not they were the homeowner and how many cars they had. Their response was homeowner: 14 no car or one car, two or more cars 86, not homeowner: 38 no car or one car, two or more cars 62. What percent of the famili
- Profit gain
If 5% more is gained by selling an article for Rs. 350 than by selling it for Rs. 340, the cost of the article is:
- Seeds 2
How many seeds germinated from 1000 pcs when 23% had no emergence?
- A basketball
A basketball team won 11 out of 20 games. What percent of its games were won by the team?
Iron ore contains 54% iron. How much iron ore is needed to produce 23 tons of iron?
The temporary workers planted new trees. Of the total number of 500 seedlings, they managed to plant 426. How many percents did they meet the daily planting limit?
- There 20
There are 56 800 kinds of animals. Thirty-five percent of this number live on land. How many kinds of animals live on land?
- Using bicycle
There are 36 pupils in Grade VI Sampaguita. Seventy-five percent of them use a bicycle to go to school. How many pupils are using a bicycle?
- Field trip
There were 40 students signed up to go on a field trip on the day of the trip, and only 28 students were present. What percent of the students showed up for the field trip?
- 670 person
Six hundred seventy people were tested for RT-PCR. As a result, 80% tested negative. How many tested positive?
Of the 450 students at the school, 432 walks to school. What percentage is this?
Edwin found that 18 out of 24 of her friends have a pet. How many percent of her friends have pets?
- Percent change 2
98.6 to 101.2; what is the percent change?
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