December 31, 2013 4:35 AM Subscribe
Help me understand percentages.
posted by dbirchum to Education (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Quick question about "percentages".
I know that a percentage is a number expressed as a fraction of 100.
I also know that a number can be more than 100%. For example, an item can be marked up more than 100%.
However, a lot of people also get upset when people say that you give something 110%, as it impossible to have more than 100%.
Can you help me get my head wrapped around this? In fairly basic terms?