# Percentages

## Learning Percentages

Learn the concept of percent. Percent means per one 100, but there is more to learn that is what this Activity tool helps you to achieve.

Learn about the percentage and then take the quiz to find out if you got the percentage correctly.

Percentage is a term used to describe a part of a whole or a fraction of something expressed as a hundredth. It is commonly denoted using the percent sign (%) and is widely used in various aspects of life, including finance, mathematics, science, and everyday activities. For instance, percentage is a common measure of interest rates, discounts, and profits, as well as the success rate of a treatment or the rate of job growth.

Percentage can be easily calculated by multiplying a given value by 100 and dividing it by the total value. For example, if you want to find out what percentage of 80 is 20, you simply divide 20 by 80 and multiply by 100. The answer, in this case, is 25%, meaning that 20 is 25% of 80. Likewise, to find out what a percentage of a number is, you can multiply the number by the percentage and divide by 100. This is useful for finding discounts or the percentage of an increase in price or quantity. Understanding how to work with percentages is an essential skill that can be applied in many real-world situations.