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# Lesson 1: The Meaning of Percent

In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100. It is often denoted using the percent sign, “%”.

“Percent” comes from the latinÂ *Per Centum*. The latin wordÂ *Centum*Â means 100, for example a Century is 100 years.