# 5 is what percent of 16?

## 31.25%

## (5 is 31.25 percent of 16)

### 5 is 31.25 percent of 16. Explanation: What does 5 percent or 5% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 5% means 5 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "5 is what percent of 16" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 5 is what percent of 16.

- Step 1: For 16, our answer will be 5
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 16*x = 5*100 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- Step 4: x = 5*100/16 = 500/16 = 31.25

#### 5 is 31.25 percent of 16 - using method 1

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 5 is what percent of 16

- Step 1: For 16, our answer will be 5
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 5/x = 16/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- Step 4: x/5 = 100/16
- Step 5: x = 5*100/16 = 500/16 = 31.25

#### 5 is 31.25 percent of 16 - using method 2

### 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. 5% (read as 5 percent) can also be expressed as 5/100 or 5:100.Example: If 5% (5 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 5 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 5*100 (i.e. $500) 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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