**The Percentage** of any given **real number** is defined as the relative **real value** which represents the **hundredths parts** of that given **real number**. It is represented by the s**ymbol “%”**.

**One Percent** (expressed as **1%**) corresponds to the **hundredth part**. **Fifty Percent** (expressed as **50%**) corresponds to **half **of the given quantity and **Hundred Percent** (expressed as **100%**) corresponds to the **complete given quantity**.

**Percentages** are usually used to express **portions or fractions of quantities**. It is calculated by using the following formula:

**Percentage = (Percent Value / Total Value) x 100**

The aim of this article is to find the **percent** of **the given value** from the **total value**.

**Solution: What is 20 percent of 50?**

**The 20 percent of 50 is 10.**

**The Percentage** is defined as the **fraction of a hundred, 100** which can be expressed in the form of a **ratio** or a **number**. It has **no unit** or **dimension** and is only represented by the **symbol** **“%”**. In order to find the **percent** of a given number or quantity, we rearrange the above equation as follows:

**Percent Value = (Percentage x Total Value) / 100**

**How To Calculate 20% of 50?**

Following is the **step-by-step procedure** for calculating the **percent value** from the given **percentage** and **total number**.

**Step 1**

Given that:

**Percentage = 20 %**

**Total Value = 50**

**Percent Value =?**

**Step 2**

Let’s assume that the **Percent Value** is “X”.

**Step 3**

We will use the formula for calculating the **Percent Value** as follows:

**Percentage = (Percent Value / Total Value) x 100**

By rearranging this expression for finding **Percent Value**, we get the following expression:

**Percent Value = (Percentage x Total Value) / 100**

Substituting the given values and the assumed value in the above equation:

**X = (20 x 50) / 100**

Solving the above equation:

**X = 1000 / 100**

We will further solve and simplify this fraction o get the **Percent Value:**

**X = 10**

So:

**Percent Value = 10**

Therefore, **20 % of 50 is 10.**

**Step 4**

Figure 1

The above figure shows the **Pie Chart** to express what is **20% of 50**. If we divide the **total value of 50** into **100 equal parts**, the **blue region** represents the **20% value of 50** which is equal to **10** and the **remaining portion** of **100 parts** **is 80%** which occupies the **orange region**.

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