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Study Guide Percents Mathematics, Grade 5

CONVERTING PERCENTS TO FRACTIONS & CONVERTING PERCENTS TO DECIMALS Converting a Percent to a Fraction Let’s convert 55% to a fraction. Here’s how: o First, take away the % sign 55 o Then make a fraction with the percent (55) as the numerator and the number 100 as the denominator. o You now converted a percent to a fraction. 55% 55/100 Another example: Convert 73% into a fraction. 73% 73/100 Converting a Percent to a Decimal Let’s convert 25% to a decimal. Here’s how: o Divide the percent (25) by 100. 25 ÷ 100 = 0.25 We read 0.25 as twenty-five hundredths. Another example: Convert 85% to a fraction. 85% 0.85 © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.