### Percentages in Business

**It's almost impossible to talk about business or finance without mentioning percentages.**

Luckily, even the most complex calculations are based on simple multiplication. Here's a look at how business professionals use percentages.

Read More## How to teach percentage

**An important component of teaching students to calculate percentages is building a solid understanding of percentages as decimal numbers.**

We'll walk you through the process step by step, beginning with an English lesson. Why English? Because the word "percent" means per hundred or out of one hundred. This simple fact will help students convert percentages to fractions and to decimals. It also emphasizes the idea that a percentage is less than 1 whole.

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