# What percent of 72 is 2?

## 2.77778%

## (2.77778% of 72 is 2)

### 2.77778% of 72 is 2. Explanation: What does 2.77778 percent (or 2.77778%) mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 2.77778% means 2.77778 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What percent of 72 is 2" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate "What percent of 72 is 2"

- For 72, our answer will be 2
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 72*x = 100*2 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 100*2/72 = 200/72 = 2.77778

#### 2.77778% of 72 is 2

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

- For 72, our answer will be 2
- For 100, our answer will be x
- 2/x = 72/100 (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 72/100 = 2/x or x/2 = 100/72
- x = 2*100/72 = 200/72 = 2.77778

#### 2.77778% of 72 is 2

### 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.

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