# Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Percentage"

## The meaning of "Percentage" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The MARK-UP is usually given as a percentage of the total costs, in this case 25 per cent mean?
A: The mark up is the amount you charge that is over the cost you paid to get the thing.
If the cost of a headlight is \$10 and I buy that and sell it to you for \$12.50, the mark up is \$2.50, or 25% of \$10.
Q: What does 22 percentage "points" mean?
A: No, it is not the same.
Imagine a number rising from 50% of something to 60% of something, for example you have 50 apples and are given 10 so you now have 60 apples. You had 50% and now have 60% of 100. The rise in the number of apples is 10 in 50, which is 20%. The percentage points rise compared to 100 apples is from 50% to 60% which is "10%". The percentage points rise is often used for example if interest rates ries from 10% to 20% it is described as a "10%percentage points rise".
Q: What does the only a small percentage of mean?
A: That implies that "Only a few (something)"
Q: What does the only a small percentage of the paid vacation offered is actually taken. mean?
A:

Excuse my poor Japanese.

For "This is what they have offered."

offer = 差し上げる

For "You can take 3 weeks of paid vacation":

actually = 実際に

"Take" in this sentence is like "use". So, "take a vacation" = 有給休暇する

I am happy to answer more if you are still confused.
Q: What does percentage of out-of-school children of primary school age mean?
A: 幼稚園に入る年齢というのに、入らない子供って割合

## Example sentences using "Percentage"

Q: Please show me example sentences with What percentage of.
A: What percentage of Japanese people speak English? And of those, what percentage speak fluently?

I sometimes wonder what percentage of my time I give to Hi Native and if I might be better to spend it on my own learning.

The government needs to understand what percentage of Covid sufferers go on to develop Long Covid.
Q: Please show me example sentences with /What percentage of the people in the world (is) illiterate?
Why (is) we have people tho.
A: thank u so much
Q: Please show me example sentences with percentage.
A: No. Although I understand what you mean, that is not correct. To take a large percentage of something means someone has to do the taking. As in
He took a large percentage of the profits from his old company to start his new company.
I hope that makes sense.

## Synonyms of "Percentage" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between percentage of and percentage for ?
A: 1-20% of students have blue eyes.
2-The percentage of students with blue eyes is 25%.
Q: What is the difference between percentage for and percentage of ?
A: X Some number
___ = ____________________
100 of something

When you need to know an amount out of the total of something, say “percentage of.”

“We need to know the percentage of people that came to the event compared to how many people said they would come.”

To talk about the whole percentage as a fact in itself, use “for.” This is usually when you have percentages about various things and you want to specify what a certain percentage refers to.

“The percentage (of people) for attendance this year compared to how many people said they would come is low. Our percentages for interest across all sectors of the community were surprisingly high, but not everyone who said they were interested actually showed up.”
Q: What is the difference between A high percentage of the population is voting against the new incinerator. and A high percentage of the people are voting against the new incinerator ?
A: That's one of the tricky things in English that a lot of native speakers don't know themselves.
Look at the noun. "Percentage ". “Percentage” is used with both singular and plural verbs. It usually takes a plural verb when followed by “of” plus a plural noun, and takes a singular verb when followed by “of” plus a singular noun. Example: “A small percentage of the cookies were eaten.
Q: What is the difference between percentage and proportion ?
A: Percentage = A number out of 100.
50% = Half
25% = A quarter

Proportion = A number considered against the whole. Formally in fraction form.
1/268 = Is a small proportion
1/3 = Is a large proportion
Q: What is the difference between percentage and percentile ?
A: If you get 9/10 questions correct in an exam, you have 90% (百分之九十）但是 如果 you class has 10 people, and your results are only better than 8 people, you will be in 80th percentile (results better than 80 percent)

## Translations of "Percentage"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 첫인상에서 외모가 차지하는 비율이 몇 퍼센트인 것 같아?

What percentage are appearances taken up in first impressions you think?
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Does it make sense?
A: In English (US) it wouldn’t be easy to understand what you’re saying. A rephrasement of that sentence would be “do you think people care about how you look on first impressions? If so how much.” But generally in America per say we don’t ask those questions, because we don’t care about appearance or looks unless you’re a celebrity
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? percentage
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? percentage
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how much percentage of discount does this member card offer?
A: You would say "hi! How much is the discount if I use my card?"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what is the percentage of answering quickly questions ?
A: "What percentage of the questions are answered quickly?"

Q: How much percentage of the use of emoji has risen over the past two years? Does it sound natural? Does this sound natural?
A: By what percent has emoji usage risen over the past two years?
Q: what percentage of men in the states gets the phimosis surgery? Does this sound natural?
A: @tjstkdn Yes. It's very medical. But even in a professional setting like a hospital, you can still use it.
Q: How much percentage should I pay for a hair cut tip?
A: "How much should I tip for a hair cut?"

Probably about 15%. If the haircut's \$18, just give them a \$20 bill. As with other tips, though, if it's good, you can leave more, if it's bad, you don't have to leave anything.
Q: What percentage of foreign workers take up in your company? Does this sound natural?
A: What percentage of foreign workers does your company take up?

What percentage of foreign workers does your company employ?
Q: There's no percentage in winning him. He's out of our league. Does this sound natural?
A: There's no chance/way we can beat him.
We have no/zero chance of winning.
It's impossible to beat him.

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