# How to Find the Percentage of a Number

## Finding a Percentage of a Number

A percentage of a number lets us find part of a number.

Imagine 60% (60 percent) of a class of 25 students love mathematics.

15 students (60% of 25) love mathematics.

## How to Find the Percentage of a Number

To find the **percentage** of a **number** you have to divide the percentage by 100 then multiply the answer by the number:

## A Real Example of How to Find the Percentage of a Number

### Question

What is 60% of 25?

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Write a **percentage of a number** as a **percentage/100 × number**, like the formula above.

In our example, the number is 25 and the fraction is 60.

# 2

Divide the percentage (60) by 100.

60 ÷ 100 = 0.6

# 3

Multiply the answer (0.6) by the number (25).

0.6 × 25 = 15

### Answer:

60% of 25 is 15.