A percentage is the ratio of one quantity or value to another. It is a fraction, or proportion. To find the percentage of one thing to another, just divide the one thing by the other. That will give you the decimal form. To find the percentage, just multiply by 100 or move the decimal point two places to the right.
For instance, say you want to find the percentage (%) of boys and girls in a class.There are 50 students in the class. There are 28 boys. First divide the no. of boys by the total:
28 / 50, or
To get the percentage, move the decimal point two places to the right:
0.56 = 56%