# 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.

**$0.026$**

**What is 0.026 as a percent?**

To represent 0.026 in percent, a multiplication by 100 suffices.

**$0.092$**

**What is 0.092 as a percent?**

To find percent of decimal 0.092, the operation is multiplication by 100.

**$516$**

**What is 516 as a percent?**

The integer 516 transforms to percent when multiplied by 100.