Percent (

%) means 'out of one

hundred'.

Per Cent (Cent=100).

To find n percent (n%) of x use the

formula '(n/100)x'.

Used in

mathematics.

**Overheard from a 12-year-old discussing how useful her claculator is:**

"You press one button to convert it [a fraction] to a percent and then another to convert it to a decimal."

Perhaps the single most depressing thing I've ever heard. No, wait. That would be the cashier that asked "what's 10% of $3.00?"

See *Why do middle school math classes need calculators?*