# Where does the % symbol originate from? [duplicate]

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What is mathematical basis for the percent symbol (%)?

Where does the % symbol originate from?

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## marked as duplicate by Henning Makholm, t.b., J. M., leonbloy, Asaf KaragilaNov 4 '11 at 11:02

– Henning Makholm Nov 3 '11 at 18:43