What is the percent?
In a problem of this nature the question being asked is "What is the Percent?"
You are given a number and the whole number it came from.
What percent is 5 of 25?
Step 1: First you must create a fraction. In this question the number 25 which comes after the word "of" is the whole number, so it is the denominator of the fraction and the number 5 is how many pieces you have and it is the numerator.
Step 2: Next you must turn your fraction into a decimal by dividing the demonimator (bottom number) into the numerator (top number) This problem is now simply a division problem in which you must add a decimal. to solve.