Percent: Essential concepts

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Taught by MrHansen
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on essential concepts of percent, Mr. Hansen explains that percent means a part out of 100, and demonstrates how to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents. He shows how to make sure your denominator is out of 100 to find the percent, and how to divide to get a decimal and then convert to a percent. He also demonstrates how to go from a percent to a fraction, and shows how keeping track of the hundredths place is essential in these conversions.

Lesson Description:

Percent is discussed as a concept, and hot to basically convert from fractions, to decimals, to percents.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a percent?
  • What does percent mean?
  • What is the definition of a percent?
  • Where can I find out about percents?
  • How can you represent a percent in a picture?
  • What does 3%, 6%, 30%, and 50% look like in a picture with 100 boxes?
  • How do you convert from fractions to percents by making the denominator 100?
  • How can you convert a fraction to a decimal to a percent using a calculator?
  • How do you convert a percent to a fraction?
  • What is 2/25 as a percent?
  • What is 60% as a fraction in simplest form?
  • How do you use the hundredths place of a decimal to write as a percent?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is great as an introduction to what percents are, what they mean, and how they are represented in pictures. Some example problems of converting fractions to percents, decimals to percents, and percents back to fractions and decimals are shown. The idea of hundredths being the same as a percent because they are out of one hundred is explained. This is a must-see for a beginner learning about percents.
  • Curtis123

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    that was good thank you