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It is 85% because there is a formula and it is part over whole and then percent over 100 and then what you do is 170 over 200 = X over 100. That was step one now step two is to multiply 170 times 100 which equals 17000. Then you divide by 200 and you get 85%.

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Percentages are basically representations of the share of something out of a 100. Say you had 20 toffees and lost 5 of them you would have lost 25 of your toffees. This means that loosing 5 toffees out of 20 is the same as loosing 25 toffees out of a 100. It is better to explain it this way...Read More

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One of the simplest ways to calculate the percentage of something is by using a calculator. However, you must know which numbers to type into the calculator. One way is to take the amount and divide it by the total amount. When you do this, you will have a decimal number. Then multiply the...Read More

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Know what a percentage is. A percentage is a way to express a number as a part of a whole. To calculate a percentage, we look at the whole as equal to 100%. For example, say you have 10 apples (=100%). If you eat 2 apples, then you have eaten 2/10 × 100% = 20% of your apples and you are...Read More

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