Rule 29: Converting Percentages to Fractions

Recall that tex2html_wrap_inline8 . To convert a percentage to a fraction, simply convert 1% to tex2html_wrap_inline37. To convert a percentage to a decimal, simply convert 1% to .01.

Example 1: Convert tex2html_wrap_inline44 to a fraction.

Answer. tex2html_wrap_inline44 can be written tex2html_wrap_inline48 which in turn can be written tex2html_wrap_inline50 . Multiply the two fractions using the multiplication rule to get

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Example 2: Convert tex2html_wrap_inline54 to a decimal.

Answer. tex2html_wrap_inline54 can be written

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Work the following problems and click on Answer if you want to check the answer or review the solutions.


Problem 1: Convert tex2html_wrap_inline60 to a fraction, to a decimal.

Answer.

Problem 2: Convert tex2html_wrap_inline62 to a fraction, to a decimal.

Answer.

Problem 3: Convert tex2html_wrap_inline64 to a fraction, to a decimal.

Answer.

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