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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)


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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.


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Thank you! Is this possible?
What is the percentage of 5 in 100?


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I think yes.


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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?


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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?)


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Five is what percentage of 100?


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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.


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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 = ?


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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:Five is what percentage of 100? It's not a correct question form. What percentage is five of 100?


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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 250. Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250.


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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?


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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 250. Solution: 5/100 multiplied by 250.
I know, but it was just an example. The construction as such doesn't change.


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What percentage of 250 is 5?
(5 / 250)x 100 = 2%


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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>


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What about the other way round?
What is 20 percent of 70? (correct?)


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Ivan Fadeev wrote: Express 5 as a percentage of 250. 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%]


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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 ;)


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Bathcoup wrote:Ivan Fadeev wrote: Express 5 as a percentage of 250. 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?


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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%.)


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