# Percentages: Maths Test

## Percentages

Percentages are used in everyday life, for example, calculating discounts during sales and interest rates at banks. Knowing how to find and use percentages is an important skill.

A percentage is a proportion that shows a number as parts per hundred. The symbol ‘%’ means ‘per cent’. 9% means 9 out of every 100, or $$\frac{9}{10}$$.

Percentages are just one way of expressing numbers that are part of a whole. These numbers can also be written as fractions or decimals. 50% can also be written as a fraction, $$\frac{1}{2}$$, or a decimal, 0.5. They are all exactly the same amount.

Percentages Quiz
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It will only take 10 minutes or less • Level: very easy to medium • It will help jog your memory and prepare you for more complex percentage questions.