# What percent of 100 is 2?

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## (2% of 100 is 2)

### 2% of 100 is 2. Explanation: What does 2 percent (or 2%) mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 2% means 2 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What percent of 100 is 2" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate "What percent of 100 is 2"

- For 100, our answer will be 2
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 100*x = 100*2 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 100*2/100 = 200/100 = 2

#### 2% of 100 is 2

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate "What percent of 100 is 2"

- For 100, our answer will be 2
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 2/x = 100/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 100/100 = 2/x or x/2 = 100/100
- x = 2*100/100 = 200/100 = 2

#### 2% of 100 is 2

### Percentage sign (%)

The percent (per cent i.e. per hundred) sign % is the standard symbol to indicate a percentage, to signify a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. Related signs include the permille (per thousand) sign ‰ and the permyriad (per ten thousand) sign ‱ (also known as a basis point), which indicate that a number is divided by one thousand or ten thousand, respectively.### Scholarship programs to learn math

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