# What is a percentage?

## Percentages

The sign % stands for 'per cent' which means 'out of 100'.

40% means 40 out of 100

11% means 11 out of 100

To change a percentage to a decimal, divide by 100. Change 48% to a decimal: 48 ÷ 100 = 0.48

To change a decimal to a percentage, multiply by 100. Change 0.67 to a percentage: 0.67 x 100 = 67%