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percent sign

In certain programming languages, the percent sign (%) is used to indicate a type of variable. For example, in the following C statement, the %d indicates an integer variable.

printf ("The result is %d\n", amount);
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Only 58 percent of men surveyed admitted to signing with the word "love," followed by 17 percent who use their name only; 10 percent use X's and O's; three percent use the word "sincerely"; and one percent sign "your friend.
Only 58 percent of men surveyed admitted to signing with the word "love," followed by 18 percent who use their name only; ten percent use X's and O's; six percent use the word "sincerely"; and two percent sign "your friend.