Converting to Percentages, page 51
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 instance, in 0.75, the number represents three-quarters.
What is a fraction?
A fraction depicts 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 is a blend of a whole number and a fraction. It demonstrates a quantity more than one but not a round number. Like 3 1/2, it indicates three and a half.
What is a percentage?
A percentage is a method of expressing a number as a fraction of 100. It's denoted by the "%" symbol. So, when we say 50%, we mean fifty out of every hundred.