###### Asked in History, Politics & SocietyMath and Arithmetic

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Math and Arithmetic

# What is the origin of the percent sign?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### January 29, 2011 1:43AM

One percent is one per hundred, or 100. The one was turned into a slash, and the zeros were put on opposite sides of the slash, creating the %.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Percentages, Fractions, and Decimal Values

### What is the proper placement of the percent sign when providing a range?

The proper place to put a percent sign in a range is as follows:
40-60% The percent sign is not used after both ranges (40 and 60)
when ranges are used. However, when a percentage range is not being
described, such as 40 percent, it is acceptable to place the
percent sign immediately following the digits (60 percent; 60%), or
a space may be used between the digits and the sign (60 %).

###### Asked in Microsoft Excel

### How do you write 12 percent in an Excel formula?

You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of
the following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12
You can do it as a decimal or with the percent sign. So both of the
following formulas will do the same thing:
=A3*12%
=A3*0.12

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