Fraction and Percents
Converting Fraction to Percent
A. Fraction that have equivalent fraction with denominator 100
a) Harshita has kept record of the last four spelling tests that she
In which test did she do the best?
Since all tests were based on different number of marks, we cannot compare them. Instead we could find the percentage she got in each test in order to be able to compare.
To express each fraction as a percentage:
Step 1. Write the equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100.
Step 2. Write the answer with percentage sing (%).
Now since all the figures are in percents we can see that Harshita did the best in Test 3 with 72% marks.
b) 6/8 = ?%
Reduce the to its lowest term 6/8 = 3/4
Use the shortcut: 3/4 x 100 = 300/4 =75 %
c) 8/5 = ?%
8/5 x 100 = 800/5 = 160%