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# Who was the creator of percents?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The word is derived from the Latin 'per centum' meaning 'by the hundred' The words arose because the Emperor Augustus levied a tax of 1/100 on all goods sold at auction

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### Who invented percents?

No one invented percents.

### percents?

percents are numbers over 100

### Are fractions greater than percents?

They are all the same, fractions can be turned into percents and percents can be turned into fractions. hope that helps :)

### What do you notice about percents and their decimal equivalents?

Percents are 100 times larger (and that is by definition!).

### Why do you use percents?

Percents are basically decimals, and we use decimals as numbers with extra, tiny proportions. Percents are just ways to make those decimals into a whole, more friendlier number. But, percents can also be made with decimals as well.

### How do lawyer use percents?

lawyers use percents when figureing out prices and taxes of houses

### What are the percents of the seven continent Like how much percents of land?

30 percent for Asia

### Are fractions percents?

No, they are not.

### Is it easier to compare percents that it Is fraction why or why not?

Percents are easier since they don't need to be converted. It saves a step.

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