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How to read 12.5%? I've place it on Google Translate and heard じゅうにてんパーセント, is it correct?

65歳を超えるアメリカ人は全人口の12.5%を構成している。

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The ・ here is used as the "." would be used in English: to distinguish the round and the decimal part. So it is indeed read as 点{てん}.

So you would read the whole thing as [12]{じゅうに}[・]{てん}[5]{ご}[%]{パーセント}.

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The correct pronunciation is :
じゅう に てん ご パーセント

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It is not correct. Its pronunciation is Jū ni-ten go pāsento. (じゅう に てん ご ぱーせんと)

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