The percentage sign is used in mathematics to represent a fraction out of 100. The symbol is also used in computing to represent the modulus operator. Typically, it is used in an expression like this:
In plain language, this is read as “fifteenperecent” which is equivelant to the fraction . Shown below are various formats for the percent symbol.
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