• 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.
     
    Example:  5/25
     
    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.