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How Do I Write 0.7 As A Percentage?

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Anonymous answered
You write it as 70% because a percent is 1 whole
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Oddman answered
0.7 = 0.7*100% = 70%
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100% = 1. You can multiply or divide by it without changing the value of a number.
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Anonymous commented
If 0.7 = 70%
then 1 = 100%
2=200%
25=250%
Is that right?
But from what total did we calculate the percentage?
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Oddman commented
Most people only see percentages in the context of a percentage *of* something. Writing a number as a percentage is just another way of writing a number. The symbol "%" is just a shorthand way of writing "/100" (per hundred). 70/100 = 70%. It is that simple.
You are correct that 1 = 100%, 2 = 200%, 25 = 2500%. If you *must* have some total to think of this as being a percentage *of*, then use 1 unit as your total. 2 units is 200% of 1 unit, for example.

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