The term “percentage” was adapted from the Latin word “per centum”, which means “by the hundred”. Percentages are fractions with 100 as the denominator. In other words, it is the relation between part and whole where the value of the whole is always taken as 100.
What is the Percentage?
The percentage is a fraction or a ratio in which the value of the whole is always 100. For example, if Sam scored 30% on his math test, he scored 30 marks out of 100. It is written as 30/100 in the fraction form and 30:100 in terms of ratio.
The percentage is defined as a given part or amount in every hundred. It is a fraction with 100 as the denominator and is represented by the symbol “%”.