5 percent of 10 is equal to 0.5. Since a percent is used to express a ratio of a number out of 100, so to find 5 percent (5%) of 10, we will multiply 10 by 5/100.

**Highlights:**

- 5 percent is denoted by 5%.
- 5% is equal to 5/100 in fraction form.
- 5% of 10 = 5 × 10/100 = 0.5.

Let us learn how to find 5 percent of 10.

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## What is 5% of 10?

### Answer: 5% of 10 is equal to 0.5.

**Explanation:**

5% of 10 can be calculated by multiplying 10 with 5%. This give us that

5% of 10 = 10 × 5%.

As 5% = 5/100, from above we obtain that

5% of 10 = 10 × 5% = $\dfrac{10}{1} \times \dfrac{5}{100}$ = $\dfrac{1{\color{blue}\cancel{0}}}{1} \times \dfrac{5}{10{\color{blue}\cancel{0}}}$ = $\dfrac{1 \times 5}{1 \times 10}$ = 5/10 = 0.5. |

### So 5 percent of 10 is 0.5.

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Let us now find 5% of 10 by converting 5 percent to a decimal.

## Find 5 Percent of 10

To find 5 percent of 10, we will first convert 5 percent to a decimal, and then multiply with 10. We have:

5% = 5/100

⇒ 5% = 0.05

So 5% of 10 = 0.05 × 10 = 0.5.

Therefore, 5 percent of 10 is 0.5. This is obtained by converting 5% to a decimal and then multiplying with 10.

**Also Read:** 60 percent of 20

## 5% of 10 Using a Calculator

If you want to calculate 5 percent of 10 using a calculator, then type the following in your calculator:

10 × 5% |

This will show you the answer 0.5 which is the 5% of 10.

## 5% of Any Number

If we want to calculate 5% of any number X, then we just need to compute the following:

X × 5% = (5X)/100 = X/20.

This shows that 5% of any number X is equal to X/20, that is, we need to divide the number by 20.

## FAQs

**Q1: What is 5 percent of 10?**

Answer: 5 percent of 10 is 0.5.

**Q2: What is 5 of 10?**

Answer: 5 of 10 is equal to 5 × 10 = 50.

This article is written by Dr. T. Mandal, Ph.D in Mathematics. On Mathstoon.com you will find Maths from very basic level to advanced level. Thanks for visiting.