**Percent, percentage**

**Percent** means “*for every 100 parts*“.

The word comes from the latin phrase *per centum* which means *per one hundred*.

**Percentage** means *a part per hundred*** .** It can be expressed in decimal form and in fraction form too.

A percentage of a number is symbolized by writing:

*Examples:* If we say 30%, it means 30 out of 100. So, 30% is equivalent to 0.3 in decimal form, or the fraction 30/100.

Percent tells you a ratio “out of 100”

* The formula to calculate percentage is:*

**percentage = (value/total value) x 100**