6th Grade Math Percents

In mathematics, a percentage is a number or ratio that can be expressed as a fraction of 100. If we have to calculate the percent of a number, divide the number by the whole and multiply by 100. Hence, the percentage means, a part per hundred. T. It is represented by the symbol “%”. Grade 6 percentage unit comprises all the fundamental percent concepts.

Important points of percentage


Percentages have no dimension. Hence it is called a dimensionless number.

If we say, 50% of a number, then it means 50 percent of its whole.

Percentages can also be represented in decimal or fraction form, such as 0.6%, 0.25%, etc.

To determine the percentage, we have to divide the value by the total value and then multiply the resultant by 100.

Percentage formula = (Value/Total value) × 100.


Percentage Examples


1.    What is 50% of 30?

Ø  Given 50% of 30

Ø  = (50/100)*30

Ø  = 1500/100

Ø  = 15

Ø  Therefore, 50% of 30 is 15.

2.    Find 20% of 40?

Ø  Given 20% of 40

Ø  = (20/100)*40

Ø  = (20*40)/100

Ø  = 800/100

Ø  = 8

Hey teachers, if you are looking for unit tests, activities, worksheets, quiz, practice test papers that are suitable for 6th grade math, here's the compilation of lessons suitable for 6th grade to share with your students.


A robust knowledge of percentage concepts is crucial for students of grade 6. It will help them to understand other mathematical concepts involving percentage.

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