Alternative Fact: From Mick Mulvaney (Director of the Office of Management and Budget) on CNN:
“But you could have a long conversation, when you have got a numerator and a denominator, how to arrive at a percentage.”
Real Fact: When you have a numerator (call it X) and a denominator (call it Y), you arrive at a percentage using the formula:
( (X/Y) * 100) %
If this involves a *long conversation*, either you are teaching someone a new concept or they are screwing with you (let’s debate the pros and cons of Excel, long division on paper, the calculator on my phone).