**What is 5 percent of 2 + Solution with Free Steps**

**5% of 2 results in 0.1. The solution may be found by multiplying 2 by the factor 0.05. **

There are many **daily life scenarios** where one might have to use the solution to the problem **5 percent of 2.** For example, let us say that you have a **business selling lemonade**. You have a profit of **5% per glass** of lemonade you sell at a **list price of 2 dollars**. Now, how much profit will you make per glass of lemonade in terms of US dollars? Since you know that **5 percent of 2 equals 0.1**, you can easily say that you will make a profit of **10 cents or 0.1 US dollars** per glass of lemonade.

Similar to the above **lemonade example**, our goal in this article is to calculate **12 percent of 2000**.

**What Is 5 percent of 2?**

**5 percent of 2 is equal to the number 0.1. This result will be obtained by multiplying the factor 0.05 by 2.**

The solution to the question **5% of 2** can be found by multiplying **5/100** **fractional values** with the number 2. This answer may be** further reduced** to get the **5% of 2**, **which is 0.1**.

**How To Calculate 5% of 2****?**

We may calculate what **portion of 2 equals 5%** by using the simple **mathematical procedure** shown below:

**Step 1**

Writing **5 percent of 2 **in mathematical form:

**5 percent of 2 = 5% x 2**

**Step 2**

Substitute the **%** symbol with the fraction **1/100:**

**5 percent of 2 = ( 5 x 1/100 ) x 2**

### Step 3

Rearranging ( 5 x 1/100 ) x 2:

**5 percent of 2 = ( 5 x 2 ) / 100**

### Step 4

Multiplying** 5 with 2:**

**5 percent of 2 = ( 10 ) / 100**

### Step 5

Dividing **10 by 100:**

**5 percent of 2 = 10**

So, the **5 percent of 2**** is equal to 10**

**5 percent of 2** can be visualized by using the following pie chart.

Figure 1: Pie Chart of **5 percent of 2**

The **orange slice** of the pie chart represents the **5 percent of 2**, equal to 0.1. The **green slice** of the pie chart represents **95 percent of 2**, equal to 1.9. The total area of the pie chart represents **100% of 2, **equal to 2.

The **procedure** used in mathematics to **compare** physical quantities measured in **different units and scales** on a unified scale of **zero to a hundred** is called **percentage.**

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