## What is Percentage?

In mathematics, a percentage is a quantity(number) or ratio that can be represented as a division of 100. If someone finds the percent of a number, divide the amount by whole and multiply by 100. Hence, **the percentage describes, per hundred.** We can denote the percentage by the symbol “%”.

Here are some examples of percentages which is given below:

- 50% means 50 per 100
- 20% means 20 per 100
- 30% means 30 per 100

## Percentage Formula

**For Example:**

- 3/5 × 100 = 0.6 × 100 = 60 per cent
- 14/40 × 100 = 0.35 × 100 = 35%

## How to calculate percentage?

Let see how to find the percentage of a number, here are given below some examples:

**Example: Calculate 20% of 60.**

20% of 60 is 20/100 * 60 = 12

**Example: Calculate 20% of 60.**

70% of 90 is 70/100 * 90 =63