What is 20% of 5?

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Find 20% of 5.

To determine the percent of a number do the following steps:

  • Multiply the number by the percent (e.g. 20 x 5 = 100)
  • Divide the answer by 100 (Move decimal point two places to the left) (e.g. 100/100 = 1)
  • Round to the desired precision if needed.

Therefore 20% of 5 is 1.

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Word percent comes from Italian "per cento" mening "for a hunderd". That is any percentage is a fraction with denominator 100. In general

`x%=x/100`

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First you need to know that a percentage is just a differently written rational number e.g. `5%=5/100=0.05,` `98.3%=98.3/100=0.983.`   

Hence in your case `20%=20/100=0.2.`

And to get 20% of 5 you simply multiply those two numbers `0.2*5=1.`  

So 20% of 5 is 1.

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