A percent is part of something, split into a hundred pieces. For example, fifty percent of forty is twenty.
You'll hear a lot about percent and percentages in math. A percent can go from 0 percent to 100 percent. A percent is calculated by comparing a part of something compared to the whole. A baseball player's batting average is a percent. Athletes are known for talking about numbers that are impossible, like "I gave 110 percent!" You can do that in slang, but don't try it in math class.
n a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
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the percentage of workers who do not report to work
the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) are occupied or rented at a given time
the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) that are unoccupied or not rented at a given time
the percentage of the work force that is unemployed at any given date
occupancy rate for hospitals
occupancy rate for hotels
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the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole