Percent vs. Percentage

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What´s the difference between "percent" and "percentage"?

Percent vs. Percentage

In normal usage, "percent" should always be accompanied by a number. Otherwise, use "percentage."

Ex: A large percentage of the population likes chocolate.
Ex: Approximately 47 percent of the customers ordered dessert.

   

Comments

8/1/2011 2:00:08 PM
Mary Anne said:

You have finally given a very clear distinction that has been bothering us in our college.


11/9/2011 9:51:22 AM
rita m. green said:

a high per cent of people never graduate from college


11/9/2011 9:53:21 AM
rita m. green said:

sometime has passed since I last ate dinner at that restaurant.




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