# How do you work out a 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 is the value of the number out of 100.

Percentages are fractions with 100 as the denominator.

**Explanation:**

The percent is another name for indicating hundredths. The percentage of a number is the value of the number out of 100. For example, in a class, there are 26 girls and 24 boys. So, the percentage of girls in the class is 52%, which means out of 100, 52 are girls.