Subject: 15 % of 24.95 = How do I take 15% of a number I have forgotten Hi,Percent is derived from the Latin word centum which means 100. Percent means "per 100" or "over 100". Thus 15% is ^{15}/_{100}. The word "of" in a mathematical expression means multiplication, for example onequarter of 20 is 5, ( ^{1}/_{4} x 20 = 5).
Thus 15 % of 24.95 is Penny
