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Q: What is the process of changing a fraction to a decimal or to a percent?

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To change a fraction to a decimal: Perform the indicated division. To change a fraction to a percent: Perform the indicated division. Then multiply the quotient by 100.

'Conversion' perhaps. 'Division' also does a nice job of it.

Division.

divide the denominator by the numerator

To change a fraction into a decimal divide the numerator by the denominator and multiply the result by 100 to change it into a percentage as for example 3/4 is 0.75 as a decimal and when multiplied by 100 it is 75%

To change a fraction to a decimal, divide its numerator by its denominator using long division. To change that into a percent, move the decimal place two places to the left.For example,if you have 3/8, long division gives 0.375 and the percentage is 37.5%

The process of long division.

The answer depends on the form of the fraction. If it is a decimal fraction, you need to nothing to convert it to a decimal! (?). If it is in the form of a rational fraction, you need to use long division to divide the numerator by the denominator. The division will either come to an end or will go into a repeating loop of digits. The quotient from the division is the decimal equivalent. To convert to a percentage, simply move the decimal point two places to the right - inserting os if required.

A percent is simply a decimal number written as a number over 100. For example, .8 = eight tenths = 8/10 = 80/100 = 80 percent. Notice, to get from the original .8 to our answer in percent, we just moved the decimal two places to the right (.8 -> 8. -> 80.) So, to change a percent to a decimal, you just reverse the process, so you move the decimal two places to the left. 80 percent -> 8 -> .8 (as a decimal) or 65 percent -> 6.5 -> .65 (as a decimal)

To get from a decimal to a percent, simply multiply the decimal by 100 and add the percent sign. So, 4.16666667 is 416.666667%. Reverse this process to get from a percent to a decimal.

Remember that a fraction means division. Divide 7 by 11 and you have the equivalent decimal.

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