>** Understanding the Meaning of Percent** <

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Percent means "per one hundred" The Symbol for percent is %For example, suppose there are 100 students enrolled in a lecture class. If only 63 attend the lecture, then 63 per 100 students showed up. This means 63% of the students attended the lecture. If we take a closer look at this, we can see that the fraction of the students that attended the lecture is 63/100, and this fraction can be expressed as 0.63. |

63% is the same as 0.63

percents are closely related. In fact, they can each be used

to represent the same information

A percent is a ratio of a number to 100. A percent can be expressed using the percent symbol %. Example: 10 percent or 10% are both the same, and stand for the ratio 10:100. |

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