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

A percent is a proportion (fraction) who denominator is 100.

To transform a fraction to percent form, kind a ratio by setting the fraction equal to

and solve because that P.

Example:

Write 5/8 in percent form.

Solution: collection the portion equal to P/100 and solve because that P:

Solve by setup cross products equal to each other.

500 = 8P

Divide through 8:

P =

= 62.5

5/8 = 62.5%

To transform from percent type to portion form:

Drop the percent sign and place the worth over 100. Then leveling the fraction.

Example:

Write 55% in fraction form.

Solution:

55% =

Reduce the fraction:

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

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