# What is 5 percent of 56?

## 2.8

## (5 percent of 56 is 2.8)

### 5 percent of 56 is 2.8. Explanation: What does 5 percent or 5% mean?

Percent (%) is an abbreviation for the Latin “per centum”, which means per hundred or for every hundred. So, 5% means 5 out of every 100.

### Methods to calculate "What is 5 percent of 56" with step by step explanation:

#### Method 1: Diagonal multiplication to calculate 5 percent of 56.

- For 100, our answer will be 5
- For 56, our answer will be x
- 100*x = 5*56 (In Step 1 and 2 see colored text; Diagonal multiplications will always be equal)
- x = 5*56/100 = 280/100 = 2.8

#### Answer: 5 percent of 56 is 2.8

#### Method 2: Same side division to calculate 5 percent of 56

- For 100, our answer will be 5
- For 56, our answer will be x
- 100/56 = 5/x (In Step 1 and 2, see colored text; Same side divisions will always be equal)
- 5/x = 100/56 or x/5 = 56/100
- x = 56*5/100 = 280/100 = 2.8

#### Answer: 5 percent of 56 is 2.8

#### Method 3: Converting Percentage to Decimal to calculate 5 percent of 56

- Find the decimal equivalent of 5 i.e. 5/100 = 0.05
- Multiply the decimal equivalent (above) to the given number i.e. 56*0.05 = 2.8

#### Answer: 5 percent of 56 is 2.8

### 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. 5% (read as 5 percent) can also be expressed as 5/100 or 5:100.Example: If 5% (5 percent) of your savings are invested in stocks, then 5 out of every 100 dollars are invested in stocks. If your savings are $10,000, then a total of 5*100 (i.e. $500) are invested in stocks.

### Calculate percentages in your head

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- To find 5%, find 10% and divide it by two
- To find 11%, find 10%, then find 1%, then add both values
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- To find 25%, find 50% and then halve it
- To find 26%, find 25% as above, then find 1%, and then add these two values
- To find 60%, find 50% and add 10%
- To find 75%, find 50% and add 25%
- To find 95%, find 5% and then deduct it from the number

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