TIL that the spellings “per cent” and “percent” are both correct, the difference is that “per cent” is used mainly in Britain and Canada, whereas “percent” is most preferred in the US

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  1. In India, ‘per cent’ is the standard spelling. I’ve never seen it spelled ‘per cent’ in the UK, but as with many spellings in Indian English, it’s probably archaic British English.

  2. In a lot of old books I see it as “per cent.” with the period even if it’s in the middle of a sentence. Like the “cent” is an abbreviation for something.

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