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Please Note: In the video the answer to 5/8 as a percent is 67.5%. This is incorrect. The correct answer is 62.5%.

A percent is a ratio (fraction) whose denominator is 100.

To convert a fraction to percent form, form a proportion by setting the fraction equal to

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and solve for P.

Example:

Write 5/8 in percent form.

Solution: Set the fraction equal to P/100 and solve for P:

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Solve by setting cross products equal to each other.

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500 = 8P

Divide by 8:

P =

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= 62.5

5/8 = 62.5%

To convert from percent form to fraction form:

Drop the percent sign and place the value over 100. Then simplify the fraction.

Example:

Write 55% in fraction form.

Solution:

55% =

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Reduce the fraction:

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Rewrite
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in percent form.
a. 6%
b. 6.25%
c. 24%
d. 25%
Write 18% in reduced fraction form.

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