# How do you write 9/10 as a percent?

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First of all, what is 1 percent?

Well, one percent is the same as **0.01** .

It simply means 1 part out of 100. That is 100 symmetrical or equal parts.

In other words, if you get a sheet of paper and divide it into 100 equal parts then take one of those parts, you have 1 percent.

"Percent" in a sense means per hundred because the word "cent" actually means a hundred in latin.

Now, if one percent is **0.01** , ten percent is going to be **0.10** . You need ten 0.01's to make 0.10. If you follow the logic below, you will understand why...

0.01 + 0.01 = 0.02

0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 0.03

0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 0.04

...

0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 0.09

0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 + 0.01 = 0.10

etc... etc...

0.01 x 10 = 0.10

Another way to write ten percent is

10 x 10% = 100%

Now, if

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Which means that:

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