Summary: Writing Percents Using Words, Ratios, and Fractions

Key Concepts

Convert a percent to a fraction.

Write the percent as a ratio with the denominator [latex]100[/latex].

Simplify the fraction if possible.

Convert a percent to a decimal.

Write the percent as a ratio with the denominator [latex]100[/latex].

Convert the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.

Convert a decimal to a percent.

Write the decimal as a fraction.

If the denominator of the fraction is not [latex]100[/latex], rewrite it as an equivalent fraction with denominator [latex]100[/latex].

Write this ratio as a percent.

Convert a fraction to a percent.

Convert the fraction to a decimal.

Convert the decimal to a percent.

Glossary

percent

A percent is a ratio whose denominator is [latex]100[/latex] .

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