Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Percentage

Definition of Percentage

A Percentage is a number that gives you a fraction of \(100\).

We use the symbol \(\%\) for percentages.

A percentage gives you the numerator of a fraction with a denominator of \(100\).

For example,

  • \(10\% = \dfrac{10}{100}\)
  • \(25\% = \dfrac{25}{100}= \dfrac{1}{4}\)
  • \(50\% = \dfrac{50}{100} = \dfrac{1}{2}\)
  • \(75 \% = \dfrac{75}{100} = \dfrac{3}{4}\)
  • \(100 \% = \dfrac{100}{100} = 1\)


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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