## 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.

$\frac{\text{teachers}}{\text{people on the field trip}}=\frac{6}{50}=\frac{12}{100}$

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?