# Converting to Percentages, page 1

## What is a decimal?

A decimal is a system of numbers based on ten. It uses a point, called a decimal point, to separate the whole number from parts less than one. For example, in 0.75, the number represents three-quarters.

## What is a fraction?

A fraction shows how many parts of a certain size there are. It consists of a numerator (above the line) and a denominator (below the line). For example, in 2/3, it means two out of three equal parts.

## What is a mixed fraction?

A mixed fraction combines a whole number and a fraction. It shows a quantity more than one but not a round number. For example, 3 1/2 means three and a half.

## What is a percentage?

A percentage expresses a number as a fraction of 100. It's denoted by the "%" symbol. So, 50% means fifty out of every hundred.

**$\frac{3}{5}$**

**What is 3/5 as a percent?**

Divide 3/5 to get a decimal, then multiply to get the percent.

**$\frac{4}{5}$**

**What is 4/5 as a percent?**

Divide 4/5 to get a decimal, then multiply for the percent.

**$\frac{1}{8}$**

**What is 1/8 as a percent?**

Divide 1/8 to get a decimal, then multiply to get the percent.

**$\frac{2}{3}$**

**What is 2/3 as a percent?**

Convert 2/3 to decimal by dividing, then multiply to get percent.

**$\frac{5}{8}$**

**What is 5/8 as a percent?**

Get the percent of 5/8 by dividing and then multiplying.

**$\frac{1}{3}$**

**What is 1/3 as a percent?**

Convert 1/3 to percent by dividing and then multiplying.

**$\frac{17}{20}$**

**What is 17/20 as a percent?**

Convert 17/20 to decimal by dividing, then find its percent.

**$\frac{2}{5}$**

**What is 2/5 as a percent?**

To express 2/5 as a percent, divide and then multiply by 100.

**$\frac{3}{4}$**

**What is 3/4 as a percent?**

Divide 3/4 to get a decimal, then multiply by 100 for the percent.

**$\frac{3}{8}$**

**What is 3/8 as a percent?**

To get the percent of 3/8, divide and then multiply by 100.

**$\frac{1}{4}$**

**What is 1/4 as a percent?**

Divide 1/4 to get a decimal, then multiply by 100 for the percent.

**$\frac{1}{5}$**

**What is 1/5 as a percent?**

Divide 1/5 to get a decimal, then multiply to find the percent.