# What is 21 percent of 12?

## 2.52

## (21 percent of 12 is 2.52)

### 21 percent of 12 is 2.52. Explanation: What does 21 percent or 21% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 21% means 21 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What is 21 percent of 12" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 21 percent of 12.

- For 100, our answer will be 21
- For 12, our answer will be x
- 100*x = 21*12 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 21*12/100 = 252/100 = 2.52

#### Answer: 21 percent of 12 is 2.52

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 21 percent of 12

- For 100, our answer will be 21
- For 12, our answer will be x
- 100/12 = 21/x (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 21/x = 100/12 or x/21 = 12/100
- x = 12*21/100 = 252/100 = 2.52

#### Answer: 21 percent of 12 is 2.52

#### Method 3: Converting Percentage to Decimal to calculate 21 percent of 12

- Find the decimal equivalent of 21 i.e. 21/100 = 0.21
- Multiply the decimal equivalent (above) to the given number i.e. 12*0.21 = 2.52

#### Answer: 21 percent of 12 is 2.52

### 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. 21% (read as 21 percent) can also be expressed as 21/100 or 21:100.Example: If 21% (21 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 21 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 21*100 (i.e. $2100) 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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