Understanding Percentage as a Fraction with Denominator 100



The word percent can be understood as follows:

Per cent is for every 100.

So, when percentage is calculated for any value, it means that you calculate the value for every 100 of the reference value. That is, the word “ percent" or the symbol %, should remind us that it is 1\100.


25 percent=25%=25×(1\100)=1\4

50% is also half of a whole.