Interesting Math History 


Question : 
Where does the phase 'Percent' come from ? 
Answer : 
Percent came from the Latin words Per Centum meaning by the
hundred or for every hundred. 
The number expressed as a
percent is being compared with a second number called the standard or BASE by dividing the base into 100 equal parts and
writing the comparison number as many hundredths of the base.

Symbol : % 
It's a ratio whose second term is 100.

For Example, 
86 to 100 means 86 / 100 equals to 86% or 0.86
