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2/5 graph representation

Two fifths is equivalent to forty hundredths, and because all percents are out of a hundred, this can be written as 40%.

Just as with converting fractions to decimals, this technique doesn't always work. The good news is that there are no new steps to learn. Convert the fraction to a decimal, then the decimal to a percent.

Step 1: turn the fraction into a decimal: divide the denominator into the numerator.

Step 2: turn the decimal into a percent: multiply the decimal by 100.

Converting Fractions to Percents Example 1

1/40 = 2.5%


Converting Fractions to Percents Example 2

5/6 = 0.833...


Converting Fractions to Percents Example 3

7/10 = 70%


Converting Fractions to Percents Example 4

3 1/4 =325%


Converting Fractions to Percents Exercise 1

Write 3/5 as a percent.

Converting Fractions to Percents Exercise 2

Write 37/40 as a percent.

Converting Fractions to Percents Exercise 3

Write 1/12 as a percent.

Converting Fractions to Percents Exercise 4

Write 5 24/25 as a percent.

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