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A number such as 4.73 is changed to a percent by moving the decimal point 2 places to the right and adding a percent sign. So 4.73 becomes 473%

Try these examples.      a) 2.87

                                    b) .47

                                    c)  .003  

                                    d)  6.345    answer  

 

To change a ratio fraction to a percent change the ratio fraction to a decimal fraction.

Example    Ratio fraction are changed to decimals by dividing the numerator by the denominator. So 3/4   is 3 4  = .75  (If needed use you calculator)  Then move the decimal point  2 places to the right and add a  % sign.  So 3/4  = .75 , move the decimal point 2  places to the right and add the percent sign = 75% 

Try these examples.

                              1)  1/2 =

                              2)   5/8 = 

                              3)  1/6  =   

                              4)  34  1/2 =     answers

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