# How much is 2 percent of five hundred

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### 1) What is 2% of 500?

Always use this formula to find a percentage:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

2 / 100 = Part / 500

Cross multiply:

2 x 500 = 100 x Part, or

1000 = 100 x Part

Now, divide by 100 and get the answer:

Part = 1000 / 100 = 10

### 2) 2 is what percent of 500?

Use again the same percentage formula:

% / 100 = Part / Whole replace the given values:

% / 100 = 2 / 500

Cross multiply:

% x 500 = 2 x 100

Divide by 500 and get the percentage:

% = 2 x 100 / 500 = 0.4%