 # Percents, Fractions, and Decimals

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Percents, Fractions, and Decimals
Lesson 6-6

Vocabulary A percent is a ratio that compares a number to It means “per 100.” 49 out of 100 is 49%.

Writing Percents as Decimals
Imagine a decimal point in the place of the percent sign, and move the decimal two spaces to the left (the same as dividing by 100). 26% .26 40% .40 .4 .07 7%

Writing Percents as Fractions
Place the percent in a fraction with a denominator of 100. Simplify the fraction. 26% 26 13 100 50 75 3 75% 100 4

Writing Decimals as Percents
Move the decimal point two spaces to the right, and add a % symbol (this is the same as multiplying by 100). 34% 1 .34 100% 19% .19 .125 12.5% .6 60%

Writing Fractions as Percents
Divide the numerator by the denominator to get a decimal. Change the decimal to a percent by moving the decimal point to the right (multiply by 100). 6 0.24 24% 25

Homework Time Do your own problems and check with your teacher when you get to class.