Percent means parts per 100

The symbol is %

Example: 25% means 25 per 100

(25% of this box is green)

So it tells you a ratio "out of 100"

Example: 10% means 10 out of every 100, so when 10% of people have ice cream that means that 10 out of every 100 people have ice cream. If there were 500 people then 50 would have ice cream.

The symbol is %

Example: 25% means 25 per 100

(25% of this box is green)

So it tells you a ratio "out of 100"

Example: 10% means 10 out of every 100, so when 10% of people have ice cream that means that 10 out of every 100 people have ice cream. If there were 500 people then 50 would have ice cream.