# Percentage calculator

**Percent** (symbol %) means a hundredth. Therefore if we are calculating a certain percentage from a given number (a whole), we are essentially calculating a certain number of hundredths.

How do we calculate percentage? First find one hundredth of a whole and then multiply it by the given number of percent (hundredths) that we need.

For example 8 % from 2000 is calculated bu dividing 2000 by 100, giving 20 which is a hundredth.We ten multiply that by 8, getting 160.

## Percentage calculations

The percentage calculator finds:

a) what number is a given percent p from a given number x

b) what percentage is a given number x of a given number y

## Percentage calculator questions and answers

### What is one percent?

One percent is one hundredth of a given whole.

### How is a certain percentage X calculated from a whole Y?

After finding a hundredth of Y, by dividing it by 100, the hundredth is multiplied by percentage X.