At least 50% of the math that you end up doing in your real life will involve percentages. We're not really sure about that figure, but it sounds authoritative. As you'll see "percent" literally means "per cent" or "per hundred". It's a pseudo-decimally thing that our society likes to use even though decimals or fractions alone would have done the trick. Either way, we're 100% sure that your ability to move smoothly and effortlessly between decimals, percents, and fractions will win you many friends in math class. Common Core Standard: 6.RP.A.3c
We hope you're beginning to see that there's more than one way to skin a cat. In other words, there are several different ways to solve problems involving percentages, decimals, and fractions. Watch as find the percentage of a whole number.