mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest
percentage Options
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:49:45 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:01:25 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 25,449
Neurons: 103,256
What percentage of 100 is 5? (not my prefererred way)
What percentage is "five in a hundred" ?
What is "five in a hundred" in percent?
What is "five in a hundred" as a percentage? - my preferred way.

The inverted commas are there to show phrasing and would be omitted in writing.
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 2:08:19 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
Thank you! Is this possible?

What is the percentage of 5 in 100?
Wang Yirun (Gesps)
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:36:37 AM

Rank: Member

Joined: 10/13/2021
Posts: 68
Neurons: 5,077
Location: Singapore, Singapore
I think yes.
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:20:03 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/16/2015
Posts: 3,103
Neurons: 494,563
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:13:38 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?



I don't understand what you aim at.

- Express 5 as a percentage. (of what?)
- How do you write 5 as a percent? (of what?)
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:51:00 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 6,369
Neurons: 1,382,661
Location: Vinton, Iowa, United States
Five is what percentage of 100?
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:11:49 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/16/2015
Posts: 3,103
Neurons: 494,563
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?



I don't understand what you aim at.

- Express 5 as a percentage. (of what?)
- How do you write 5 as a percent? (of what?)

___________
When you use the above expressions, it means with respect to 100.
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:26:28 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?



I don't understand what you aim at.

- Express 5 as a percentage. (of what?)
- How do you write 5 as a percent? (of what?)

___________
When you use the above expressions, it means with respect to 100.


Why? It can be any thinkable number.

250 = 100%
5 = ?
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:27:33 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
Five is what percentage of 100?

It's not a correct question form.
What percentage is five of 100?
sureshot
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:47:40 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/16/2015
Posts: 3,103
Neurons: 494,563
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?



I don't understand what you aim at.

- Express 5 as a percentage. (of what?)
- How do you write 5 as a percent? (of what?)

___________
When you use the above expressions, it means with respect to 100.


Why? It can be any thinkable number.

250 = 100%
5 = ?

_______________

Please note that your original question mentioned 100.
If you wish to use 250, you will need to mention the number 250 for your revised question and say:
Express 5 as a percentage of 25​0.
Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:53:28 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 25,449
Neurons: 103,256
Yes, I think you are getting bogged down by the fact that the hundred makes the percentage obvious! I assumed it was there only as an example.


The prepositions will depend on the situation - where the numbers come from.

Only ten people out of the seventy original explorers survived. What percentage is ten out of seventy?

Two in ten people don't wash their feet regularly. What percentage is two in ten?

Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:58:16 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
I want to ask this

100 = 100%
5 = ?

What is the percentage of 5 from 100? (I am not sure how to ask this question)

__________________

Perhaps, you want to know:

- Express 5 as a percentage.
- How do you write 5 as a percent?



I don't understand what you aim at.

- Express 5 as a percentage. (of what?)
- How do you write 5 as a percent? (of what?)

___________
When you use the above expressions, it means with respect to 100.


Why? It can be any thinkable number.

250 = 100%
5 = ?

_______________

Please note that your original question mentioned 100.
If you wish to use 250, you will need to mention the number 250 for your revised question and say:
Express 5 as a percentage of 25​0.
Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250.


I know, but it was just an example. The construction as such doesn't change.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 3:26:53 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/12/2011
Posts: 35,686
Neurons: 249,594
Location: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
What percentage of 250 is 5?

(5 / 250)x 100 = 2%
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:39:09 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 6/4/2015
Posts: 6,369
Neurons: 1,382,661
Location: Vinton, Iowa, United States
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
Five is what percentage of 100?

It's not a correct question form.
What percentage is five of 100?



LOL!! Good one! I guess 60+ years of practice isn't enough. <insert eyeroll here>
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:39:43 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
What about the other way round?

What is 20 percent of 70? (correct?)
Bathcoup
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2021 5:53:15 PM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/24/2021
Posts: 207
Neurons: 2,447
Ivan Fadeev wrote:

Express 5 as a percentage of 25​0.
Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250. No. It is 5/250 x 100% = (5 x 100 / 250) % = 2%
--------------------------

"100 = 100%" Wrong. The numerical value of the RHS is 1.

“- Express 5 as a percentage.” [500%]
“- How do you write 5 as a percent?” "percentage" [500%]

“Five is what percentage of 100?”
OK in everyday conversation, but it should be “What percent(age) of X is Y”; “What percent of 100 is 5? [5%]
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2021 6:02:08 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/21/2009
Posts: 46,885
Neurons: 663,183
Location: Helsinki, Southern Finland Province, Finland
Just for curiosity I tried this famous Google translate on this:

Finnish: montako prosenttia viisi on sadasta?
Google English: what percentage of five is one hundred

Now I can go to sleep knowing I know some more than Google does ;-)
Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:41:57 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/21/2015
Posts: 1,703
Neurons: 18,823
Bathcoup wrote:
Ivan Fadeev wrote:

Express 5 as a percentage of 25​0.
Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250. No. It is 5/250 x 100% = (5 x 100 / 250) % = 2%
--------------------------

"100 = 100%" Wrong. The numerical value of the RHS is 1.

“- Express 5 as a percentage.” [500%]
“- How do you write 5 as a percent?” "percentage" [500%]

“Five is what percentage of 100?”
OK in everyday conversation, but it should be “What percent(age) of X is Y”; “What percent of 100 is 5? [5%]


Why did you attribute to me the words I didn't say?
tautophile
Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:25:52 AM
Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/14/2018
Posts: 2,021
Neurons: 49,964
You would normally ask "What percent of X is Y?" or "Y is what percent of X", i.e., "What percent of 100 is 5?" or "Five is what percent of 100?". You would not use the word "percentage" in either case. (The answer is, of course, 5%.)
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.