# How much is 5 percent of a

Using this tool you can find any percentage in three ways. So, we think you reached us looking for answers like: What is 5 (5%) percent (%) of a (1)? Or may be: How much is 5 percent of a. See the solutions to these problems just after the percentage calculator below.

See the solutions to these problems just after the percentage calculator below.

## How to work out percentages - Step by Step

Here are the solutions to the questions stated above:

### 1) What is 5% of 1?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{Whole} replace the given values:

^{5} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{1}

Cross multiply:

5 x 1 = 100 x Part, or

5 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = ^{5} / _{100} = 0.05

### 2) 5 is what percent of 1?

Use again the same percentage formula:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{Part} / _{Whole} replace the given values:

^{%} / _{100} = ^{5} / _{1}

Cross multiply:

% x 1 = 5 x 100

Divide by 1 and get the percentage:

% = ^{5 x 100} / _{1} = 500%