Monday, July 21, 2014

What is Percentage


In this lesson, we will learn what a percentage is and how we can write percentages. This lesson is very important and it will discuss the basics of percentages for 6th grade. So let's start!

What is a Percentage?

A percentage is just a part of 100. In order to write a percentage, you need to use the  percentage sign.
Here are some examples of Percentages:

  • 43%
  • 76%
  • 23%
Percentages can also be written down as a fraction and decimals:

  • 43% is also 43/100 or .43
  • 76% is also 76/100 or .76
  • 23% is also 23/100 or .23

What is not a Percentage?

We know that percentages are a part of a hundred. How do we know when a percentage is not a percentage?

We can tell by looking at the number. If the number is greater than a hundred, then it is not a percentage:

  • 450%
  • 101%
  • 263%

Sheet 1 What is Percentage


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