# Intro to Percents

# A Portion of a Hundred

A simple conceptual understanding of a percent can help you make logical guesses on multiple choice questions, evaluate your answers, and do simple percent problems in your head.

## LEARN IT:

Put quite simply, a percentage is a portion out of 100 parts. For example 75% means 75 pieces out of every one hundred. There are a lot of ways to tackle percent problems, but in this lesson we will just dig down deep into using our reasoning skills to solve straightforward percent problems.

### Watch the Virtual GED Class video below for a complete explanation and tons of worked example problems.

## PRACTICE IT:

### BEGINNING

Isolate simple mental percent skill and practice them individually.

### EXPERIENCED

In the first two Quizlet sets, try some trickier mental math examples. In the third, practice all the mental percent tricks, all mixed up.

### ADVANCED

Graphics, working backwards, word problems, and comparing percents.

## NEED MORE EXAMPLES?

Beginning 1

Beginning 2

Beginning 3

Beginning 4 (50% & 100%)

Beginning 5

Beginning 6 (% of 100)

Beginning 7

Beginning 8 (25% & 75%)

Beginning 9

Experienced 1 (10%, etc.)

Experienced 2 (33 1/3% & 66 2/3%)

Advanced 1

Advanced 2

Extension 1