What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples


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question 1 of 3

How can percentage be described?

A. A part of a whole

B. Per hundred

C. A discount

D. All answers are correct

E. None of the answers are correct

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1. How many different ways are there to write percentages?

2. How would you write eighty-seven percent using the symbol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of percentages with this quiz/worksheet combo, including ordering them, understanding their forms, and writing them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Describing percentages
  • Writing percentages
  • Understanding percentage forms
  • Ordering percentages

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related percentages lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding percentages to put them in order and write them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about percentages, including describing them

Additional Learning

To strengthen your comprehension of percentages, review the lesson on What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples. The lesson material covers the following objectives:

  • Defining key terms, such as percentage, decimal form, and fraction form
  • Demonstrating how to write percentages in different forms
  • Explaining uses of percentages in real life