**What do you mean by Percentage?**

- Percent is derived from the Latin word ‘per centum’ which means ‘per hundred.
- A percentage is a way of comparing quantities.
- Percentages are basically numerators of fractions with denominator 100.
- Percent is represented by the symbol – ‘%’.

Ex- 1% means 1 out of 100 or one-hundredths.

1% = 1/100 = 0.01

**Interpreting Percentages**

**Example – What do you mean by this statement. **

Let say – “*Raj saves 25% of his income.*

**Interpretation** – It means 25 parts out of 100, or it means Raj is saving 25 rupees out of every 100 rupees that he earns.

**Important Formulas**

**1. % Change – (Increase or decrease)**

℅change =

- Remember Percentage change is always calculated wrt the initial value. So, take the initial value as the reference value for finding %change.
- Note- Always take ‘+’ for an increase and ‘-‘ for a decrease.

**2. If the price of an article increases or decreases by ‘x℅’, then the reduction in consumption, and expenditure remaining same.**

%

**3. If the price of an article decreases by ‘x℅’, then the reduction in consumption, and expenditure remaining same**

%

**4. If the population of a town is ‘P’ and the annual increase is x%, then population after ‘t’ years.**

**5. If the population of a town is ‘P’ and the annual decrease is x%, then population after ‘t’ years.**

**6. If first value is ‘x%’ more than the 2nd value, then the 2nd value –**

% Less than the first value.

**7. If the first value is ‘x%’ less than the 2nd value, then the 2nd value –**

% more than the first value

**8. If a number is first increased by x℅ and then again decreased by x% then the net result will be – **

% decrease (always)

**9. If a number is first increased by x℅ and then again decreased by y% then the net result will be –**

() % decrease or increase, depending upon the sign.

**10. If a number is successively increased by x% and y% then the net increase is –**

() %

**11. If the length of a rectangle is increased by x% and its breadth is increased by y%, then the change in its area –**

() %

(if the result is +ve then increase and if -ve then decrease)

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