a. Omitting the percent sign.

b. Writing the whole number, mixed number, or fraction as the numerator.

c.

Writing 100 as the denominator.

d. Reducing the resulting fraction to lowest terms.

5% = 5 = 1

100 20

Change 1% to a fraction.

2

1

100

1

=1x 1 =

1

2 =1

%=

2

1

2 100 200

100

2

Change 5 1% to a fraction.

2

5 1% = 5 1 = 11 100 = 11 x 1 = 11

2

2

2 1

2 100 200

100

Fractions can be changed to percentages by:

a. Multiplying by 100.

b. Adding the percent symbol.

2

1 x 100 = 100 x 50%

2

1

2

Percentages can also be changed to decimals by removing the percent sign;

then:

a. If the percentage is a whole number, divide by 100 (this can be done quickly

by moving the decimal point two places to the left).

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