**How to Calculate Percentage of a Number**

**What is the percentage?**

The dimensionless ratio of two numbers is defined as the percentage. It can be used to compare two numbers and determine how much one is greater than the other, or it can be used to compare two numbers against a common scale.

The percentage can be calculated in three simple steps. They are as follows:

**Step 1:** Determine whether the number is a fraction or a decimal. The following mathematical operation on the number will be defined in the original format. Assume a decimal number is 0.25, which could be the calculated ratio of the values we’re comparing, and a fraction is 4/15.

**Step 2**: Apply the math operation to the number. That is, if the given number is a fraction, it must be converted to a decimal number. If the given number is a decimal number, it should be left alone.

For instance, 4/15 = 0.267

**Step 3:** Multiply the previous step’s result by 100, and the resulting value should be expressed as a percentage. For instance, 0.267 100 = 26.7 percent.

**How to Determine the Percentage of Marks**

The majority of students are asked how to calculate the percentage of marks obtained in exams. Here is the answer to this question, as well as an example. The percentage of marks is calculated in two simple steps. They are as follows:

**Step 1:** Divide the obtained marks by the maximum test marks.

**Step 2**-Multiply the final result by 100.

Examine the example below to understand how to calculate the percentage of marks.

**For example**, if your exam score was 79 out of 100, divide it by 100 and then multiply it by 100.

Percentage of marks = (79/100) x 100

Percentage= 0.79 x 100

As a result, the percentage of marks obtained is 79%.

**How many points equal one percentage?**

To calculate the percentage for any mark, you must first know the total number of marks. As a result, if the paper we’re discussing is worth 100 points overall, your 1 percent of the total marks will be = 1 percent of 100 1 mark = 1 / 100 X 100 points

It should be noted that if the value of marks changes, so will the value of their 1 percent.

For instance, a total number of marks = 500.

1 percent of 500 points = 1/100 x 500 = 5 points.