Percent is a word from latin that means by hundred. Piece by hundred, numerical - {1\over100} . The sign for percent is %.

How to equate percent:

  • You have 300 stocks in a company, the company has a total of 20000 stocks. How much of the company do you own?

\cfrac{300 \ \mbox{stocks}}{20000\ \mbox{stocks}} \times 100\% = 1.5\%

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