# 48% of 21,500 = ? What is 48 percent of the number 21,500? The calculated percentage

## Percentage of 48% of 21,500 = ?

## Detailed calculations and final verification of the result

### A brief introduction:

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

#### 48% = 48 'out of one hundred',

#### p% is read p 'percent',

#### 48% = ^{48}/_{100} = 48 ÷ 100

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

### 48% of 21,500 = ?

### ... is equivalent to multiplying them:

### 48% × 21,500 = ?

## The calculation of the percentage:

#### 48% of 21,500 =

#### 48% × 21,500 =

^{48}/_{100} × 21,500 =

#### (48 ÷ 100) × 21,500 =

#### 48 × 21,500 ÷ 100 =

#### 1,032,000 ÷ 100 =

#### 10,320

## The proof of the calculations

### How do we check the result?

#### If 48% × 21,500 = 10,320 =>

#### Divide the number 10,320 by the number 21,500...

#### ... And see if we get as a result: 48%

### A quick note:

^{100}/_{100} = 100 ÷ 100 = 100% = 1

#### Multiply a number by the fraction ^{100}/_{100},

... and its value doesn't change.

#### By multiplying a number by the fraction ^{100}/_{100},

we change only the form of the result, not the result.

^{n}/_{100} = n%, for any number.

### The calculation of the percentage value:

#### We will prove below that the calculations are correct.

#### 10,320 ÷ 21,500 =

#### 0.48 =

#### 0.48 × ^{100}/_{100} =

^{(0.48 × 100)}/_{100} =

^{48}/_{100} =

#### 48%

## So, we have proven that the calculations were correct.

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## Percentage of 48% of 21,500

48% of 21,500 = 10,320

#### 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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## 1. Percent. 2. Percentages. 3. Percentages converted to decimal numbers

### 1. Percent

- Percent is one hundredth of a given amount, is an amount calculated with reference to a hundred, hundredth, 1 ÷ 100 = 1/100, ie. a fraction with numerator equal to 1 and denominator to one hundred.
- The word comes from the Latin "per Centum", meaning "by the hundred". The latin word "Centum" means "100", for example a century is 100 years. So, "percent" means "per 100".
- Percent means 1/100, two percent means 2/100, three percent means 3/100, and so on.
- Although a fraction, the percent occurs in writing without the denominator (100), but only with the numerator, followed by the sign %: 1 percent = 1%, two percent = 2%, three percent = 3%, and so on.

### 2. Percentage

- Percentage is the "result of multiplying a quantity by a certain percent".
- So 10 percent (10 ÷ 100 = 10/100 = 10%) out of 50 apples is 5 apples (10% of 50 = 10/100 × 50 = 500/100 = 5) - the 5 apples is the percentage.

### When do we say percent and when percentage?

- The word percent (or the symbol %) accompanies a specific number: around 60 percent (60%) of the people voted for a change.
- The more general word percentage is used without a number: the percentage of the people that voted for a change was around 60 percent (60%);
**Correct:** 60 percent (60%) of the people; **Incorrect:** 60 percentage of the people; **Correct:** a higher percentage of voters; **Incorrect:** a higher percent of voters; **Note:** In front of the word "percent" use the number, don't spell it out: "60 percent" is right, "sixty percent" is rather not. Always use figures for ages of people (He's 43 years old), dates (May 26), monetary amounts ($80,000), percentages (60 percent) and ratios (2-to-3).

### 3. Percentages converted to decimal numbers:

- 1 percent, 1%, means 1 per 100, 1% = 1/100 = 0.01.
- 50 percent, 50%, means 50 per 100, 50% = 50/100 = 1/2 (half) = 0.5.
- 1 percent of 70 is: 1% of 70 = 1/100 × 70 = 7/10 = 0.7
- 50 percent of 70 is: 50% of 70 = 50/100 × 70 = 1/2 × 70 = 35.