# 10 is 2 percent of what number?

## 500

## (10 is 2 percent of 500)

### 10 is 2 percent of 500. Explanation: What does 2 percent or 2% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 2% means 2 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "10 is 2 percent of what number" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate "10 is 2 percent of what number".

- As given: For 2, our answer will be 100
- Assume: For 10, our answer will be X
- 2*X = 100*10 (In Steps 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- X = 100*10/2 = 1000/2 = 500

#### 10 is 2 percent of 500

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate "10 is 2 percent of what number".

- As given: For 2, our answer will be 100
- Assume: For 10, our answer will be X
- 100/x = 2/10 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 100/X = 2/10 or x/100 = 10/2
- X = 10*100/10 = 1000/2 = 500

#### 10 is 2 percent of 500

### Percentage examples

Percentages express a proportionate part of a total. When a total is not given then it is assumed to be 100. E.g. 10% (read as 10 percent) can also be expressed as 10/100 or 10:100.Example: If 10% (10 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 10 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 10*100 (i.e. $1000) are invested in stocks.

### Percentage sign (%)

The percent (per cent i.e. per hundred) sign % is the standard symbol to indicate a percentage, to signify a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. Related signs include the permille (per thousand) sign ‰ and the permyriad (per ten thousand) sign ‱ (also known as a basis point), which indicate that a number is divided by one thousand or ten thousand, respectively.### Scholarship programs to learn math

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