12% of 20 = ? What is 12 percent of the number 20? The calculated percentage

Percentage of 12% of 20 = ?

Detailed calculations and final verification of the result

A brief introduction:

'Percent (%)' means 'out of one hundred':


12% = 12 'out of one hundred',


p% is read p 'percent',


12% = 12/100 = 12 ÷ 100


What does it mean to calculate the percentage of a number?

12% of 20 = ?


... is equivalent to multiplying them:


12% × 20 = ?


The calculation of the percentage:

12% of 20 =


12% × 20 =


12/100 × 20 =


(12 ÷ 100) × 20 =


12 × 20 ÷ 100 =


240 ÷ 100 =


2.4


The proof of the calculations

How do we check the result?

If 12% × 20 = 2.4 =>


Divide the number 2.4 by the number 20...


... And see if we get as a result: 12%


A quick note:

100/100 = 100 ÷ 100 = 100% = 1


Multiply a number by the fraction 100/100,
... and its value doesn't change.


n/100 = n%, for any number.


The calculation of the percentage value:

We will prove below that the calculations are correct.

2.4 ÷ 20 =


0.12 =


0.12 × 100/100 =


(0.12 × 100)/100 =


12/100 =


12%


The answer:

Percentage of 12% of 20
12% of 20 = 2.4

The symbols used: % percent, ÷ division, × multiplication, = the equal sign, / the fraction bar, ≈ approximately the same. Writing numbers: comma ',' - as a thousands separator, point '.' as a decimal mark.

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