A percentage is a special type of fraction. When you see a percentage sign (%) you know you are dealing with hundredths. You need to be confident with percentages in KS3 Maths. This quiz should help you get to grips with the parts of whole numbers represented by percentages.
A percentage is a fraction with a denominator of 100. So 44% = 44/100 and 130% = 1 30/100. Percentages are often seen in day-to-day life so when you understand them it makes things much easier!
If you see a sign saying ‘15% off’, you can use your maths skills to work out exactly how much you would spend. The same is true of increases – if you get a 2.5% pay rise, you can work out just how much more money will be in your pay packet next month.
Try your hand at working out percentages with these ten questions. Take your time and choose your answers wisely. Let's see if you can get the full 100%!