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# Percentage Calculator

To figure out the percentages of numbers put values in the given box by using this percentage difference calculator.

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**Percentage formula**

Wondering **How to find percentages? **Don’t worry. We have got you covered in this space.

There are several formulas of the percentage that can be used to get a percentage of an amount. The use of these formulas depends on the type of percentage we are calculating.

**Percentage = (Part × 100) / Whole**

By using the above percentage equation, we can derive other quantities too.

**Part = (Percentage × Whole) / 100**

**Whole = (Part / Percentage) × 100**

Percentage calculator is an online tool that calculates percentage** **of an amount. You can determine what percent of X is Y, how to find a percentage of two numbers, and much more using this percent calculator**.**

This calculator can make several types of percentage calculations**. **It can be used to calculate:

- Percentage
- What is
**%**of? - Is what
**%**of? - Is
**%**of what? - Out of what is
**%?** - What
**%**of is? **%**of what is?**%**of is what?- Out of what is
**%?** - What out of is
**%?** - What is the percentage change?
- Fraction

We have covered all types of percentages in this tool so that you can calculate the percentage of anything you want.

In this content, we will discuss percentage, how percentage calculator works, how to figure out percentages**, **the formula for percentage, how to calculate a percentage of a number**, **and much more.

## How to use percentage calculator?

Calculating percentages is not a complicated task if you are calculating it using our percentage of calculator.** **This tools makes the calculations of percentage too easy that you will wonder why I was asking how to get a percentage** **from my teacher when this tool is available.

To use this tool, follow the steps below:

- Choose the percentage type you want to calculate using this calculator.
- Enter the
**percentage**in the given input box. - Enter the total amount in the given input box.
- Hit the
**Calculate**button to get the percentage. - Use the
**Reset**button to perform new calculations.

This tool has the capability of calculating 12 types of percentages as listed above. You can use its calculations to revise your concepts as well as prepare the topic of percentage for exams.

We also use percentage in income tax calculations and discounts.

## What is a percentage?

We are used to hearing the word **percentage** since our childhood but do we really know what a percentage is?

**“**In mathematics, a **percentage** is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign **%,** or the abbreviations** pct.** Sometimes the abbreviation **"pc"** is also used to denote percentage.**”**

In the opinion of Merriam-Webster,

“A percentage is a part of a whole expressed in hundredths.**”**

To understand the percentage, suppose you have pizza in front of you. You first cut the pizza in four slices and then further cut it to make a total of eight slices. Now, if you pick up one slice, you are holding some percentage of pizza in your hand.

It means that percentage is actually a part of a whole amount of something.

## How to calculate percentages?

A discussed above, there are numerous formulas to calculate the percentage. We can use any of them depending on the type of percentage we want to calculate. Let’s find out step by step method to get a percentage.

- Identify and write down the values.
- Write down the percentage formula.
- Substitute the values in the percentage equation.
- Calculate the percentage by solving the equation.

If you need to calculate the increase in percentage, use our percentage increase calculator or percentage difference calculator.

Let’s go through an example to properly understand the percent calculations.

__Example 1__ – Find the percentage

Calculate the percentage if a college student has obtained 700 marks out of 1200 in exams.

**Solution:**

** Step 1:** Identify and write down the values.

Part = 700, Whole = 1200

** Step 2:** Write down the percentage formula.

Percentage = (Part × 100) / Whole

** Step 3:** Substitute the values in the percentage equation.

Percentage = (700 × 100) / 1200

** Step 4:** Calculate the percentage by solving the equation.

Percentage = 70000 / 1200

**Percentage = 58.33%**

So, a student with 700 marks out of 1200 got **58.33% **in exams.

__Example 2__ – Find the part

What is 20% of $800?

**Solution:**

** Step 1:** Identify and write down the values.

Percentage = 20%, Whole = $800

** Step 2:** Write down the percentage formula.

Part = (Percentage × Whole) / 100

** Step 3:** Substitute the values in the percentage equation.

Part = (20 × 800) / 100

** Step 4:** Calculate the percentage by solving the equation.

Part = 16000 / 100

**Part = $160**

So, 20% of $800 is **$160**.

__Example 3__ – Find whole

$10 is 30% of what?

**Solution:**

** Step 1:** Identify and write down the values.

Percentage = 30%, Part = $10

** Step 2:** Write down the percentage formula.

Whole = (Part / Percentage) × 100

** Step 3:** Substitute the values in the percentage equation.

Whole = (10 / 30) × 100

** Step 4:** Calculate the percentage by solving the equation.

Whole = 0.33 × 100

**Whole = $33**

So, $10 is 30% of **$33**.

## FAQs

### How do I calculate percentage usage?

Percentage usage or usage rate is a calculation of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor. It can be calculated using the following formula.

**Usage Rate Formula**

100 × **(**(Player’s Field Goal Attempts) + 0.44 × (Player’s Free Throw Attempts) + (Player’s Turnovers)**)** × (Team’s Total Minutes) **/** **(**(Team’s Total Field Goal Attempts) + 0.44 × (Team’s Total Free Throw Attempts) + Team’s Total Turnovers)**)** × 5 × (Player’s Minutes)

### How do I calculate 5% of a total?

Suppose our total amount is 400. To calculate **5%** of the total amount:

- Multiply the percentage with the total amount

400 × 5%

- Divide them by 100

400 × 5/100 = 20

### How do I calculate the percentage of a total?

To calculate the percentage of a total, multiple the total by percentage and then divide it by 100. i.e. 200 × 4/100 = 8

### How do I calculate a normal percentage?

Let’s suppose we have to calculate what percentage is $200 of $800. To calculate the normal percentage:

- Multiply the part with 100.

200 × 100 = 20000

- Divide the amount by the whole amount.

20000 / 800 = 25%

### What is a 5th of 100?

A 5^{th} of 100 can be calculated by multiplying 1/5 with 100. A 5^{th} of 100 is 20.

1/5 × 100 = 20

### What is 20% off?

20% off means that there is a discount of $20 per $100 on the total amount of the product. If the total price of a product is $600, then the 20% off will be:

$600 × 20 / 100 = $120

The discount on a $600 product will be $120 at 20%. The new price of the discounted product will be $600 - $120 = $480