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Key Concepts

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Key Concepts

  • Convert a percent to a fraction.
    1. Write the percent as a ratio with the denominator 100.
    2. Simplify the fraction if possible.
  • Convert a percent to a decimal.
    1. Write the percent as a ratio with the denominator 100.
    2. Convert the fraction to a decimal by dividing the numerator by the denominator.
  • Convert a decimal to a percent.
    1. Write the decimal as a fraction.
    2. If the denominator of the fraction is not 100, rewrite it as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100.
    3. Write this ratio as a percent.
  • Convert a fraction to a percent.
    1. Convert the fraction to a decimal.
    2. Convert the decimal to a percent.

Glossary

percent

A percent is a ratio whose denominator is \(100\).

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