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# Finding a Percentage of a Whole Number? | What is the Percentage?

July 28, 2022 written by Azhar Ejaz

The whole numbers are a collection of the set of natural numbers and zero.  Divided the number that you want to turn into a percentage by the whole.

## What is a whole number?

The whole number is a collection of the set of positive integers and zero. OR the whole number is a collection of the set of natural numbers and zero.

Denoted by the symbol ‘W’

W={0,1,2,3,4…..}

## What is the percentage?

• The term ‘percent’ means out of a hundred
• Used to describe part of the whole
• A special fraction with a fixed denominator as ‘100’
• When we divide one whole into hundred equal parts and take some parts out of a hundred, then we are dealing with a percentage

Symbol:- Symbol of percentage is %

Example:-30 out of a hundred

30/100à30%

## Finding a percentage of a whole number

What is 30% of 57?

Solution:

30/100X57

0.3X57

17.1

What is 70% of 74?

Solution:

70/100X74

0.7X74

51.8

What is 50% of 16?

Solution:

50/100X16

1/2X16

16/2

8

What is 50% of 2500?

Solution:-

50/100X2500

50X25

1250

### What is a whole number?

The whole number is a collection of the set of positive integers and zero

### What is the percentage?

In maths, a percentage is a value or ratio that shows a fraction of 100. Percent means per 100. It does not have any units

### What is the symbol of percentage?

The percentage is denoted by the ‘%’ symbol. It is also termed as a percent.

### What is the formula for percentage?

To calculate a percentage, divide the value by the total value and multiply the result by 100. The formula for calculating the percentage is: (value/total value)×100%.

40% of 80 is 32

15% of 300 is 45

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