# 3 is what percent of 6?

## 50%

## (3 is 50 percent of 6)

### 3 is 50 percent of 6. Explanation: What does 3 percent or 3% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 3% means 3 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "3 is what percent of 6" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 3 is what percent of 6.

- Step 1: For 6, our answer will be 3
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 6*x = 3*100 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- Step 4: x = 3*100/6 = 300/6 = 50

#### 3 is 50 percent of 6 - using method 1

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 3 is what percent of 6

- Step 1: For 6, our answer will be 3
- Step 2: For 100, our answer will be x
- Step 3: 3/x = 6/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- Step 4: x/3 = 100/6
- Step 5: x = 3*100/6 = 300/6 = 50

#### 3 is 50 percent of 6 - using method 2

### Percentage examples

Percentages express a proportionate part of a total. When a total is not given then it is assumed to be 100. E.g. 3% (read as 3 percent) can also be expressed as 3/100 or 3:100.Example: If 3% (3 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 3 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 3*100 (i.e. $300) are invested in stocks.

### Calculate percentages in your head

At times you need to calculate a tip in a restaurant, or how to split money between friends in your head, that is without any calculator or pen and paper.Many a time, it is quite easy if you break it down to smaller chunks. You should know how to find 1%, 10% and 50%. After that finding percentages becomes pretty easy.

- To find 5%, find 10% and divide it by two
- To find 11%, find 10%, then find 1%, then add both values
- To find 15%, find 10%, then add 5%
- To find 20%, find 10% and double it
- To find 25%, find 50% and then halve it
- To find 26%, find 25% as above, then find 1%, and then add these two values
- To find 60%, find 50% and add 10%
- To find 75%, find 50% and add 25%
- To find 95%, find 5% and then deduct it from the number

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