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The definition of percent ( % ) 2015-03-07
From Kenneth:

I saw this definition online from the Free Dictionary (The Free Dictionary.com) regarding the definition of percent (%):

"Noun 1. a percent sign - a sign (`%') used to indicate that the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100."

What is this "proportion" multiplied by 100?

When I think of a proportion, I think of a/b = c/d. How can a number preceding the percent sign be understood as a proportion X 100? I thank you for your reply!

Answered by Chris Fisher and Claude Tardif.



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