# Question #ba6aa

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Jun 26, 2017

#### 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

Therefore, in a fraction, 18% is equivalent to:

You could simplify this fraction further: