Algebra 1 : How to find a fraction from a percentage

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : How To Find A Fraction From A Percentage

What is the fractional equivalent of ?  Simplify your answer.

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Explanation:

To convert a percentage into a fraction, first convert the percentage into a decimal by moving the decimal to the left twice.  Then, place the digits of the decimal as the numerator of your fraction, with a one followed by a number of zeroes equal to the number of digits as the denominator.  Then simplify if necessary.  The best answer is:

Example Question #42 : How To Find A Fraction From A Percentage

What is the percent equivalent of ?  Round your answer to the nearest whole percent.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To convert a fraction into a percentage, first convert the fraction into a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.  Then, to find the percentage equivalent of a decimal, simply move the decimal (if there is none, remember that there is always an implied decimal after the one's digit) to the right twice.  Don't forget to round your answer.  The best answer is:

Example Question #101 : Fractions And Percentage

What is the fraction equivalence of 14%?

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Explanation:

This question is merely asking us to turn a percentage into it fraction form.

In order to do so, it's important to remember how a percent converts to its decimal form - by dividing by . From a decimal form, the number can be easily turned into a fraction and simplified. 

For example:

Factor a two from the numerator and denominator to simplify the fraction to its simplest form.

Example Question #102 : Fractions And Percentage

What is the fractional equivalent of ? Simplify your answer.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To convert a percentage into a fraction, first convert the percentage into a decimal by moving the decimal to the left twice. In other words, divide by one hundred.

Then, place the digits of the decimal as the numerator of your fraction, with a one followed by a number of zeroes equal to the number of digits as the denominator.

Then simplify if necessary. In this particular case a two can be factored out of the numerator and denominator.

Thus, the answer is:

Example Question #103 : Fractions And Percentage

What is the fractional equivalent of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To convert a percentage into a fraction, first convert the percentage into a decimal by moving the decimal to the left twice. In other words divide the percentage by one hundred.Then, place the digits of the decimal as the numerator of your fraction, with a one followed by a number of zeroes equal to the number of digits as the denominator.

Then simplify if necessary. In this particular case there are no common factors that can be reduced in both the numerator and denominator.

Thus, the answer is:

Example Question #104 : Fractions And Percentage

Find the fraction for .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

A numerical percentage is out of 100 parts.  

Remove the percentage sign and divide this number by 100.

Reduce this fraction by writing the factors of the numerator and denominator.

Cancel the 25.

The answer is:  

Example Question #105 : Fractions And Percentage

Convert the percent into a fraction:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to change a percent into a fraction, the first step is to take the percent and place it over 100:

Then simplify as needed:

For this question the final answer will be 21/50

Example Question #106 : Fractions And Percentage

Convert the percent into a fraction:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to change a percent into a fraction, the first step is to take the percent and place it over 100:

Then simplify as needed:

For this question the final answer will be 13/50

Example Question #107 : Fractions And Percentage

Turn the percent into a fraction:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to change a percent into a fraction, the first step is to take the percent and place it over 100:

Then simplify as needed:

For this question the final answer will be 17/20

Example Question #108 : Fractions And Percentage

Turn the percent into a fraction:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to change a percent into a fraction, the first step is to take the percent and place it over 100:

Then simplify as needed:

For this question the final answer will be 1/50

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