# 3.11 Percent

A "Percent" is defined as a numeric value which is calibrated so that the value of "100" equates to "100%" or the real number 1.00.

**For example: **

<UsePct>67</UsePct> means that <UsePct> has a value of 67% or 0.67.

A Percentage value is different from a Long or Decimal value because any receiving application must divide the literal value in the XML stream by 100 before it is used in any arithmetic operation (e.g., to multiply it by a dollar figure).
## 3.11.1 PercentDecimal

The data type "PercentDecimal" can take any numeric value and may include a decimal point. Elements can have any positive or negative value; there is no range restriction.
## 3.11.2 PercentLong

The data type "PercentLong" can only take integer values. Elements can have any positive or negative value; there is no range restriction.