# What is 5% of 50?

A percent is a ratio of a number expressed out of 100.

## Answer: 5% of 50 is 5/2 or 2½ as a fraction and 2.5 as a decimal.

Let's find 5% of 50.

**Explanation:**

5% of 50 can be written as 5% × 50.

= 5/100 × 50

= 5/2 = 2½ = 2.5

A percent is a ratio of a number expressed out of 100.

Let's find 5% of 50.

**Explanation:**

5% of 50 can be written as 5% × 50.

= 5/100 × 50

= 5/2 = 2½ = 2.5