What is 64% of 75?
A full explanation is given (in detail) about what is happening and what things mean.
When percentage is presented in the format of 64% it is a shorthand notation for
Lets split up the wording percent:
Per means: 'for each'
cent means: one hundred. Think of century or centimetre
So the question: "What is 64% of " is saying:
That is: split up 75 into 100 equal sized parts and put together 64 of them.
By the way, although not normally done it is perfectly correct to write
I am going to do this to demonstrate without room for doubt what is happening: