# What is 50 percent of 14?

## Percentage Calculator

## Visualizing Through Pie Charts

One way of visualizing 50 percent is through a pie chart. In this example, the orange slice represents the percentage of the whole pie.

50 percent pie chart

## Visualizing Percentage with Bar Charts

Another way of visualizing percentages is using a bar chart like the one below. The orange bar represents 50, percent and the full square represents the whole or 100%.

50 percent bar chart

### Solution for 'What is 50% of 14?'

In the following example, consider that:

- The percentage figure is represented by X%
- The whole amount is represented by W
- The portion amount or part is represented by P

#### Solution Steps

The following question is of the type "How much X percent of W", where W is the whole amount and X is the percentage figure or rate".

Let's say that you need to find 50 percent of 14. What are the steps?

**Step 1**: First determine the value of the whole amount. We assume that the whole amount is 14.

**Step 2**: Determine the percentage, which is 50.

**Step 3**: Convert the percentage 50% to its decimal form by dividing 50 by 100 to get the decimal number 0.5:

50100 = 0.5

Notice that dividing by 100 is the same as moving the decimal point two places to the left.

50.0 → 5.00 → 0.50

Step 4: Finally, find the portion by multiplying the decimal form found in the previous step by the whole amount:

0.5 x 14 = 7 (answer).

The steps above are expressed by the formula:

P = W × X%100

This formula says that:

*"To find the portion or the part from the whole amount, multiply the whole by the percentage, then divide the result by 100"*.

The symbol % means the percentage expressed in a fraction or multiple of one hundred.

Replacing these values in the formula, we get:

P = 14 × 50100 = 14 × 0.5 = 7 (answer)

Therefore, the answer is 7 is that 50 percent of 14.