A Percent means out of 100. It is also another name for hundreths.
eg. 50% mean 50 out of 100 or 50/100 or 0.55
4.1 Representing Percents
-Representing percents mean showing a percent as a picture in a hundred grid.
eg. 50% on a hundred grid 50 squares would be shaded so it is 50%
4.2 Fractions, Decimals and Percents
-Percents can also be written as fractions and decimals.
eg. 1/2 % = 0.5%
0.5% = 0.5/100
4.3 Percent of a number
-Mental math strategies such as halving, doubling and dividing by 10 are ways to find the percents of a number.
-To Calculate the percent of a number, write then percent as a decimal and then multiply by the number.
eg. 12 1/2 % of 50 = 0.125 x 50 12 1/2% = 12.5%
= 6.25 = 0.125
4.4 Combining Percents
-Percent can be combined by adding to solve problems.
eg. 5% + 7%= 12%
-Increase of a number by adding the combined percent to ther original number.
eg.12% of 100 = 0.12 x 100 = 12
100 + 12 = 112
-Increase of a number by multiplying the original number by a single percent greater than 100.
eg, 112% of 100 = 1.12 x 100
-Percents of Percents can be used to determine amounts that result from consecutive percent increase or decrease.
Percent Review Video
Other videos to help you on your percents.
Fractions, Decimals and Percents
Percent of a number
Here is a link about representing percents and some work exercises.
A site to freshen your mind with percent games.
Remember percents are cool.