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