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# Percentage – How to Find Percentage, Formula and Tricks

## 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 find percent?

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

Example 1: How to find the percentage of a number 20% of 60.

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

Example 2: Calculate 20% of 60.

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

### How to find the percentage of two numbers?

Example 3: Find the percentage of two numbers of 40 in 55.

40/55 × 100 = 72.73%.

Hence, to find the percentage of two numbers, divide one number with the other and multiply by 100.