• Percent is defined as a rate or proportion per hundred, one one-hundredth, or 1/100.

• The symbol for a percent is %.

• A percent is a form of a fraction with its denominator equal to 100. To remember that per *cent* is per one-hundred, think of a *cent* ury, which has 100 years.

• A percent can be converted to a fraction or decimal. A percent can be reduced and manipulated like a fraction or decimal.

• For example, seventy-five percent = 75% = 75/100 = 0.75.

• **Examples:** Common percents are:

1/4 | = 0.25 | = 25% |

1/2 | = 0.50 | = 50% |

3/4 | = 0.75 ... |

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