# Representing Percentage

A percentage may be a number or a ratio that can be expressed via a fraction of 100. In another word, it means a part per each hundred.

To know the percent of a number, you must divide it by the whole and then multiply this by 100.

For instance, 2% signifies two-hundredths.

**Representing Percentage – Examples 1**

Write the percentage of the shape that is shaded.**Solution:**The shape is made of 100 parts.

60 of the parts are shaded.

So, 60% of the shape is shaded.

**Representing Percentage – Examples 2**

Write the percentage of the shape that is not shaded.**Solution:**The shape is made of 100 parts.

76 of the parts are shaded.

24 of the parts are not shaded.

So, 24% of the shape is not shaded.

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