# Question #ba6aa

Jun 26, 2017

$\frac{18}{100}$, or in simplified form, $\frac{9}{50}$

#### Explanation:

18% means that it is out of 100%.

For example:

• 18% of a book: the entire book is considered 100%, and you've only read 18% of it
• 18% on a test: the entire test was worth 100%, and you only scored 18%

As a decimal, 18% is $.18$. If you wanted to find 18% of $100, you would multiply 100 by .18, right? Therefore, in a fraction, 18% is equivalent to: $\frac{18}{100}$You could simplify this fraction further: $\frac{18}{100} \div \frac{2}{2} = \frac{9}{50}\$