# What percent of 72 is 1?

## 1.38889%

## (1.38889% of 72 is 1)

### 1.38889% of 72 is 1. Explanation: What does 1.38889 percent (or 1.38889%) mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 1.38889% means 1.38889 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What percent of 72 is 1" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate "What percent of 72 is 1"

- For 72, our answer will be 1
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 72*x = 100*1 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 100*1/72 = 100/72 = 1.38889

#### 1.38889% of 72 is 1

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate "What percent of 72 is 1"

- For 72, our answer will be 1
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 1/x = 72/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 72/100 = 1/x or x/1 = 100/72
- x = 1*100/72 = 100/72 = 1.38889

#### 1.38889% of 72 is 1

### 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. 72% (read as 72 percent) can also be expressed as 72/100 or 72:100.Example: If 72% (72 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 72 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 72*100 (i.e. $7200) 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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