# 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.

## STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

### Make sure to note the following:

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.

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## STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

### 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.