To convert a fraction into a percentage; we need to multiply the fraction by 100.
Let us consider how to change a fraction to a percent
(i) 42/100
= 42%
(ii) 73/100
= 73%
(iii) 6/100
= 6%
(iv) 15/100
= 15%
(v) 39/100
= 39%
(vi) 11/100
= 11%
For example:
(i) Express 3/4 as a percent.
Solution:
¾ × 100
= (3 × 100)/4
= 300/4
= 300/4 ÷ 4/4
[Divide the numerator and denominator by 4]
= 75%.
Answer: 75%
(ii) Express 12/5 as a percent.
Solution:
12/5 × 100
= (12 × 100)/5
= 1200/5
= 1200/5 ÷ 5/5
[Divide the numerator and denominator by 5]
= 240%.
Answer: 240%
(iii) Express 13/6 as a percent.
Solution:
13/6 × 100
= (13 × 100)/6
= 1300/6
= 1300/6 ÷ 2/2
[Divide the numerator and denominator by 2]
= 650/3
= 216 2/3%
Answer: 216 2/3%
(iv) Express 19/4 as a percent.
Solution:
19/4 × 100
= (19 × 100)/4
= 1900/4
= 1900/4 ÷ 4/4
[Divide the numerator and denominator by 4]
= 475%.
Answer: 475%
(v) Express 27/2 as a percent.
Solution:
27/2 × 100
= (27 × 100)/2
= 2700/2
= 2700/2 ÷ 2/2
[Divide the numerator and denominator by 2]
= 1350%.
Answer: 1350%
To Convert a Percentage into a Fraction
To Convert a Fraction into a Percentage
To find the percent of a given number
To find what Per cent is one Number of another Number
To Calculate a Number when its Percentage is Known
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