Representing percents

Representing percents

Percentages can be an abstract concept when you start learning it. In this section, we will use grids and diagrams to help you understand the concept better.

Lessons

  • 1.
    One fully shaded grid represents 100%. What percent does each of the following diagrams represent?
    a)

    Representing percents using grids

    b)

    using shaded grids to represent percents

    c)

    Representing percents using diagrams


  • 2.
    Represent the percent by using grids.
    a)
    The sales of coffee makes up about 75% of the total profit of a café.

    b)
    The apple harvest increased by 2.5% this year.

    c)
    The height of Ken is 130% of the height of Mary.