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Percent simply means "out of 100." Instead of saying it "he made 54 out of 100 shots," it is easier to say "he shot 54 percent from the field." The percentage of any number may be calculated by following just a few simple steps.

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The percentage of a number is found by multiplying the percent value by the base to get the percent amount, according to the Monterey Institute of Technology and Education. The base is the whole number and the percentage is some portion of it.

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To find the percentage of two numbers, you must first determine which number needs to be divided by the other. Next, divide the two numbers together. Finally, multiply by 100 to convert the answer into a percentage. You may need a calculator to complete these steps.

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To find a percentage, divide the number of times something occurred by the total number of possible occurrences and then multiply by 100. If a player made nine of 10 shots, divide nine by 10 and get 0.9. Multiply 0.9 by 100 to get 90 percent.

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Two-fifths is equivalent to 40 percent. Dividing the numerator, 2, by the denominator, 5, yields a decimal value of 0.40. Decimal values can be converted to percentages by multiplying by 100, which means that 0.40 is equal to 40 percent.

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Figuring percentages is determining how many of something is per 100. For example, 50 percent is the same as 50 per 100.

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Percentages are calculated by finding what portion a fractional amount takes up out of 100. By comparing a fractional amount to x/100, a percentage can be found.