# 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%