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# explain percent

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how to convert 5/40 into percent

Jul 23, 2023

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Are you too lazy to find an online resource or something? We won't spoonfeed you everything.

Jul 23, 2023
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... that's so easy, just go plug it into a calculator and you'll get the answer.

Jul 23, 2023
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To convert a fraction into a percent we need to first simply the fraction then... turn it into a decimal, then a percent. Let us  walk through this together

Since 5, and 40 have a common factor of 5 itself, we can divide 5 and 40 both by 5 thus,

5 / 5 = 1

and

40 / 5 = 8

So simplified 5/40 is equal to 1/8, now since 1/8 is a very common decimal in mathematics you will have to memorize that 1/8 = 0.125

NOW: To convert a decimal into a percent we multiply the decimal by 100, or move the decimal dot 2 places to the left.

So 0.125 x 100 = 12.5 %

Now this is a very useful trick and will be used often so make sure the master it.

As mentioned by others in the comments you can also use calculators for simple math such as this, some good online calculators that can help you through your mathematical journey include: MATHWAY. Com, wolfram alpha , and basic google

Good luck!

Jul 23, 2023