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How to Convert Fraction to Percent Part 2

In the Part 1, we have learned how to convert fraction to percent by relating the denominator to 100 by multiplication or division. In this post, we do its ‘algebraic version.’ This method is a generalized method to the previous post especially for numbers that do not divide 100 or cannot be divided by 100 easily. However, to see the relationship between the two methods, let us do the first example in Part 1 of this series.

Example 1: What is the equivalent of 1/5 in percent.

Recall that in Part 1, we multiplied both the numerator and the denominator by 20, to make the denominator 100. That is,  Continue Reading

How to Convert Fraction to Percent Part 1

In the previous post, we have learned how to convert percent to fraction. In these series of posts, we learn the opposite: how to convert fraction to percent. I am going to teach you three methods, the last one would be used if you forgot the other two methods, or if the first two methods would not work. Please be reminded though to understand the concept (please do not just memorize).

The first method can be used for fractions whose denominators can be easily related to 100 by multiplication or division. Recall that from Converting Percent to Fraction, I have mentioned that when we say percent it means “per hundred.” In effect, n% can be represented by n/100. Therefore, if you have a fraction and you can turn it into n/100 (by multiplication/division), then you have turned it into percent. Continue Reading