Convert Fractions to Percents

Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom, multiply by 100 and add a “%” sign after the answer.

The simplest method is to use a **calculator**:

Steps:

•Divide the top of the fraction by the bottom,

•Then multiply the result by 100 and read off the answer !

Example: What is 5/8 as a percent?

Get your calculator and type in “5 ÷ 8 =”, the calculator should show 0.625, then multiply by 100 and your answer is: 62.5% (remember to put the “%” so people know it is “per 100”)

Another Method

Another Method

Percent means **“per 100”, **so try to change the fraction to ? equal=100

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Find a number you can multiply the bottom of the fraction by to get 100.

Step 2: Multiply both top and bottom of the fraction by that number.

Step 3. Then write down just the top number with the “%” sign.

Example 1: Convert 3/4 to a Percent

4×25=100

Step 1: We can multiply 4 by 25 to become 100

Step 2: Multiply top and bottom by 25: 3×25=75

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4×25=100

=75=75%

Step 3: Write down 75 with the percent sign:

Answer = 75%