# How do you find out the percentage of a number?

The term "percentage" was adapted from the Latin word "per centum," which means "by the hundred"

## Answer: The percentage of a number can be found by using the formula: Percentage= (Value/Total Value)×100

The percentage is a fraction or a ratio in which the value of the whole is always 100

**Explanation:**

Let's take an example to understand

Emma has a bracelet that is made up of 20 beads of two different colors, red and blue. If there are 12 red beads in the bracelet, what is the percentage of the blue beads?

As, Percentage = (Value/Total Value) × 100

Percentage of blue beads = (8/20) × 100 = 40%