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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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A percentage can be solved by multiplying a given quantity by a percent. It should be noted, however, that the percent should first be divided by the numeral 100 before doing the multiplication.

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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.