# What is 5 percent of 83?

## 4.15

## (5 percent of 83 is 4.15)

### 5 percent of 83 is 4.15. Explanation: What does 5 percent or 5% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 5% means 5 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What is 5 percent of 83" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 5 percent of 83.

- For 100, our answer will be 5
- For 83, our answer will be x
- 100*x = 5*83 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 5*83/100 = 415/100 = 4.15

#### Answer: 5 percent of 83 is 4.15

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 5 percent of 83

- For 100, our answer will be 5
- For 83, our answer will be x
- 100/83 = 5/x (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 5/x = 100/83 or x/5 = 83/100
- x = 83*5/100 = 415/100 = 4.15

#### Answer: 5 percent of 83 is 4.15

#### Method 3: Converting Percentage to Decimal to calculate 5 percent of 83

- Find the decimal equivalent of 5 i.e. 5/100 = 0.05
- Multiply the decimal equivalent (above) to the given number i.e. 83*0.05 = 4.15

#### Answer: 5 percent of 83 is 4.15

### 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. 5% (read as 5 percent) can also be expressed as 5/100 or 5:100.Example: If 5% (5 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 5 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 5*100 (i.e. $500) are invested in stocks.

### Percentage sign (%)

The percent (per cent i.e. per hundred) sign % is the standard symbol to indicate a percentage, to signify a number or ratio as a fraction of 100. Related signs include the permille (per thousand) sign ‰ and the permyriad (per ten thousand) sign ‱ (also known as a basis point), which indicate that a number is divided by one thousand or ten thousand, respectively.### Scholarship programs to learn math

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