A sea lilly lost 12 of its 178 arms in a hurricane. What percentage of its arms were NOT damaged?

166 arms (178-12) of the sea lily were not damaged. This is 93.26% of the total number of arms.

Percent means “for every 100” or "out of 100." The (%) symbol as a quick way to write a fraction with a denominator of 100. As an example, instead of saying "it rained 14 days out of every 100," we say "it rained 14% of the time."

Formula for calculating percentages

The formula for calculating percentages or for converting from percentages are relatively simple.

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