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    What is percentage?

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    Answer: Percent is derived from the Latin per centum, meaning “by the hundred”. Percentage is a ratio expressed as a fraction of the 100. This is denoted by symbol ‘%’.
    For example if only 10 of the 200 apples were bad, what percent is that?
    As a fraction, 10/200 = 0.05
    As a percentage it is: (10/200) x 100 = 5%
    5% of those apples were bad

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