 Students who are interested to learn about metric measures as percentages can get detailed information from this page. Before directly going into the topic let us the basics like what is a metric system is and what is meant by a percentage. 5th grade students can know how to convert the cent as a percent of a dollar, the gram as a percentage of a kilogram, the centimeter as a percentage of a meter, etc. Also, you can see some example problems related to metric measures as percentages.

### What is Metric System?

A Metric system is the decimal measuring system based on the meter, gram, liter as units of length, capacity, and weight or mass. It is a better system for measuring decimals. It is used in the home, education, industry but it is not suited for fractions.

### What is meant by Percentage?

A percentage is a number or ratio expressed as a fraction of 100 it is denoted using the symbol % in abbreviations it is called pct. It is a dimensionless number; it has no units of measurement.

## How to Measure Percentages?

• First, Determine the total or whole amount given.
• Divide the no. to be expressed as a percent by the total amount.
• Divide the smaller number by the larger number to get the result.
• Multiply the resulting value by 100.

### Cent as a Percentage of a Dollar

Every dollar is made up of 1 hundred cents so each cent is equal to 1 percent of a dollar.
1 dollar = 100 cent
1 cent = 1/100 dollar = 1% of a dollar
10 cent = 10/100 dollar

### Millilitre as a Percentage of a Liter

1 liter equals 1000 milliliters so each milliliter equals 0.001 percent of a liter.
1000 milliliter = 1 liter
1 ml = 1/1000 of a liter
1 ml = 0.1% of a liter

### Centimeter as a Percentage of a Meter

1 meter equals 100 centimeters so each centimeter is equal to 0.01 percent of the meter.
100 centimeters = 1 meter
1 cm = 1/100 of a meter
1cm = 1% of a meter

### Gram as a Percentage of a Kilogram

1 gram equals 1000 kilograms so each gram equals 0.001 percent of kilograms.
1000 grams = 1 kilogram
1 gram = 1/1000 of a kilogram
1 gram = 0.1% of a kg

### Problems on Metric Measures as Percentages

It is very important to all to practice the problems along with the concept. Solving problems will help you to score the highest marks in the exams.

Example 1.
Convert 240 centimeters to meters?
Solution:
We know that,
100 centimetres = 1 meter
We know that 1 centimetre = 0.01 meter
Thus 240 centimetres = 240 × 0.01
240 centimetres = 2.40 meters
Therefore 240 centimetres is equivalent to 2.40 meters.

Example 2.
Convert 2000 grams to kilograms?
Solution:
We know that,
1000 grams = 1 kilogram
1 gram = 1/1000 kilograms = 0.001 kilograms
2000 grams = 2000 × 0.001 kilograms
2000 grams = 2 kilograms
Therefore 2000 grams is equivalent to 1 kilogram.

Example 3.
Convert 36 kiloliters to liters?
Solution:
We know that,
1 kiloliter = 1000 litres
36 kiloliters = 36 × 1000 litres
36 kiloliters = 36000 litres
Therefore 36 kiloliters are equivalent to 36000 liters.

Example 4.
Convert 82 grams to milligrams?
Solution:
We know that,
1 gram = 1000 milligrams
82 grams = 82 × 1000
82 grams = 82000 milligrams
Therefore 82 grams is equivalent to 82000 milligrams.

Example 5.
Find the value of 3 Percentage of dollar 70 is?
Solution:
We know that,
100 cent = 1 dollar
1 cent = 1/100 dollar
3 % of dollar 70 is
3/100 × 70 = $2.1 Therefore 3 percent of$ 70 is \$ 2.1

### FAQs on Metric Measures as Percentages

1. What are the units of percentage?

Percentages have no units of measurement.

2. What are the rules to follow when performing metric conversion?

General rules to follow in metric conversion is to move the decimal place to the right an equal number of places.

3. What do the metric measures indicate?

The metric system is a system of measurement that uses meter, liter, kilogram, grams, distance, volume, and so on.