Finding Percents

Overview of Percent

Formative Assessment

Summary of the Math: Overview of Percent

Read and Discuss

  • A ratio of a number to the special denominator 100 is called a percent. Percent means "per hundred." The symbol for percent is %.
  • For example, if 6 teachers and 44 students went on a field trip, then there were 50 people on the field trip in all. The ratio of teachers to all of the people on the trip is 6:50 or 12:100.

teacherspeople on the field trip=650=12100


Therefore, 12% of the people on the trip were teachers.

Can you:

  • Explain what percent means?
  • Find the percent of a number?
  • Find the whole, given a part and the percent?